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Ancient people (Etrusci, Tusci, Tuscans, Etrurians, Tyrrhenians) in Etruria who lived in north-central Italy and called themselves Rasenna. The exact origin is unclear. It is assumed that they immigrated from Asia Minor, but they are also considered to be a long-established indigenous population of Italy. The first evidence appears around 1,000 BC, when they probably landed on the Tyrrhenian coast, spread to the other side of the coast towards the Adriatic Sea and settled in Etruria (Latin Tuscia, Greek Tyrrhenia) in central Italy. This area between the Tiber, the Apennines and the Tyrrhenian Sea named after them corresponds to today's Tuscany as well as parts of the two regions Umbria and Latium. However, the influence of the Etruscans also extended into today's two regions of Abruzzo and Marche..

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