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The oldest reference to them is found in the writings of Julius Caesar who used it to designate a group of tribes in north-eastern Gaul; what two-syllable name is it?




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Answer: German

The word German derives from the Latin Germanus According to http://www.geocities.com/etymonline/g2etym.htm: Julius Caesar used Germani to designate a group of tribes in north-eastern Gaul. Latin writers after about 875 commonly refer to the German language as teutonicus.

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