Bavaria

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From Medieval Latin Baioarii (Bavarians), from Late Latin Bojuvarii, literally, "Boii settlers", compound of Gaulish Boii (the Boii tribe) and Proto-Germanic *warjaz (settler) (compare Old Norse verjar (defender, settler)), from Proto-Indo-European (compare Welsh gwerin (crowd), Sanskrit [script needed] (vṛndám, group, troop, crowd)). This name was adopted by the Marcomanni after defeating the Boii and settling Bohemia and parts of Bavaria.

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Bavaria

  1. A historical region in Middle Europe.
  2. The kingdom of Bavaria.
  3. One of the component states of Germany according to the current administrative division of the nation, which includes the historical Bavaria and parts of Swabia and Franconia.

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