Latino-Faliscan languages

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Originally Lazio in Italy, at maximum extent as a living language, the borders of the Roman empire
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
Glottolog: lati1262[1]
Approximate distribution of languages in Iron Age Italy during the sixth century BC

The Latino-Faliscan languages are a group of languages that belong to the Italic language family of the Indo-European languages. They were spoken in Italy. Latin and Faliscan belong to this group, as well as two others often considered to be archaic Latin dialects, Lanuvian and Praenestine.

Latin eventually absorbed the others, replacing Faliscan as the power of the Romans expanded. The only member of the group to survive extinction was Latin, which in turn, developed into the Romance languages.


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Latino-Faliscan". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.