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Umbrian n : an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy

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  1. Relating to Umbria the place or the inhabitants or the extinct language there of.

Extensive Definition

Umbrian is an extinct Italic language formerly spoken by the Umbri in the ancient Italian region of Umbria. It is closely related to Oscan.
Umbrian is known from about 30 inscriptions dated from the 7th through 1st centuries BC. The largest by far, the Iguvine Tables, consists of seven bronze plates with notes on the ceremonies and statutes for priests.


The Umbrian alphabet, like other Old Italic alphabets, was derived from the Etruscan alphabet, and was written right-to-left. Umbrian was also written in the Latin alphabet.


  • A Grammar Of Oscan And Umbrian: With A Collection Of Inscriptions And A Glossary

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Umbrian in Breton: Umbrieg
Umbrian in Catalan: Umbre
Umbrian in Welsh: Wmbreg
Umbrian in German: Umbrische Sprache
Umbrian in Spanish: Umbro
Umbrian in French: Ombriens
Umbrian in Hebrew: אומברית
Umbrian in Italian: Lingua umbra
Umbrian in Japanese: ウンブリア語
Umbrian in Hungarian: Umber nyelv
Umbrian in Latin: Lingua Umbra
Umbrian in Dutch: Umbrisch
Umbrian in Polish: Język umbryjski
Umbrian in Finnish: Umbrin kieli
Umbrian in Slovenian: Umbrijščina
Umbrian in Swedish: Umbriska
Umbrian in Chinese: 翁布里亚语
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