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Christopher Goddard

I well recall our visit to Giazza, almost 30 years ago. Is it also right that somewhere in northern Italy a Germanic dialect called 'Cimbro' still exists? But if so, what would be the origin, I wonder? Maybe the Germanic tribe, the Cimbri, that invaded the Roman Republic (or was it the Empire by then) but before the main so-called 'barbarian invasions'.

robert John Goddard

Cimbro is still spoken by some of the inhabitants of Giazza. I went back there in June last year. There is a Cimbro museum there now. Apparently, a group of German crusaders settled there on their way back from the Holy Land. The German they spoke is still present in plenty of inscriptions around the town and is easily understandable.

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