- Umbrian language
Umbrian is known from about 30 inscriptions dated from the 7th through 1st centuries BC. The largest by far, the
Iguvine Tables, consists of seven bronzeplates with notes on the ceremonies and statutes for priests.
The Umbrian alphabet, like other
Old Italic alphabets, was derived from the Etruscan alphabet, and was written right-to-left. Umbrian was also written in the Latin alphabet.
*cite book |author=Buck, Carl Darling |authorlink=Carl Darling Buck |year=2007 |origyear=1904 |title=A Grammar Of Oscan And Umbrian: With A Collection Of Inscriptions And A Glossary |publisher=Kessinger |isbn=978-1432691325
* [http://www.wordgumbo.com/ie/cmp/umbr.htm Umbrian Vocabulary]
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