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Etruscan

Ancient people (Etrusci, Tusci, Tusker, Etrurians, Tyrrhenians) in Etruria, who lived in the north central Italy and called themselves Rasenna. The exact origin is unclear. An immigration from Asia Minor is suspected, but they are also considered to be an old-established native population of Italy. The first evidence dates back to around 1,000 B.C., when they probably landed on the Tyrrhenian coast, spread to the other side of the coast towards the Adriatic Sea and settled in central Italy's Etruria (Latin: Tuscia, Greek: Tyrrhenia) This area between the Tiber, the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea, which was named after them, corresponds to present-day Tuscany and parts of the two regions of Umbria and Lazio. The influence of the Etruscans, however, also extended to the two regions of Abruzzo and Marche.

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