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Old 02-26-2013, 05:16 AM   #27
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Originally Posted by Soldier of Macedon View Post
Perhaps not so much genetically, but linguistically, they're without a doubt related to the Romans.

They speak a Romance language derived from Latin, which is in turn derived from Italic. As far as I know, there is very little to connect the Vlach language with Illyrian.

I doubt it. If their language is anything to go by, the Albanians are the most heterogeneous group in the Balkans.

Vlach and Romanian are both eastern Romance languages, whereas a significant portion of Latin loanwords in Albanian come from eastern Romance.
What about quasi-unclassified dead languages like Messapic, Mysian etc?
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