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Messapic

[muh-sey-pik, -sap-ik] /məˈseɪ pɪk, -ˈsæp ɪk/
noun
1.
an Indo-European language that was spoken in what is now SE Italy and written with an alphabet derived from that of Greek.
Also, Messapian
[muh-sey-pee-uh n] /məˈseɪ pi ən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of Messapic
1765-1775
1765-75; < Latin Mesāp(ius) pertaining to Messāpia the Calabrian peninsula + -ic
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