Umbri

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Also called Ombrii in some Roman sources. Many Roman writers thought the Umbri to be Celtic; Cornelius Bocchus wrote that they descended from an ancient Gaulish tribe. Plutarch wrote that the name might be a different way of writing the name of the Celtic tribe Ambrones, which loosely means "King of the Boii." He also suggested that the Insubres, another Gaulish tribe, might be connected; their Celtic name Isombres could possibly mean "Lower Umbrians," or inhabitants of the country below Umbria.[1]

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Umbri

  1. An Italic tribe of ancient Italy.

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  1. ^ Prichard, Researches Into the Physical History of Mankind: In Two Volumes, Volume 2, p. 60