Rhaeto-Romance

noun
Rhae·to-Ro·mance | \ ˌrē-tō-rō-ˈman(t)s , -tō-rə- ; -ˈrō-ˌman(t)s \
variants: or less commonly Rhaeto-Romanic \ˌrē-tō-rō-ˈma-nik \

Definition of Rhaeto-Romance 

: a group of Romance languages spoken in eastern Switzerland and northeastern Italy

First Known Use of Rhaeto-Romance

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Rhaeto-Romance

Latin Rhaetus of Rhaetia, ancient Roman province

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