Rhaeto-Romance

Rhaeto-Romance
[ˌri:tə(ʊ)rəʊ'mans]
(also Rhaeto-Romanic -'manɪk)
adjective relating to or denoting the Romance dialects spoken in parts of SE Switzerland, NE Italy, and Tyrol.
noun the Rhaeto-Romance dialects.
Origin
from L. Rhaetus 'of Rhaetia' (a Roman province in the Alps) + Romance.

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