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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

The Italic peoples were an Indo-European ethnolinguistic group identified by their use of Italic languages.

The Italic peoples descended from Indo-Europeans who migrated into Italy in the 2nd millennium BC. Latins achieved a dominant position among these tribes, establishing ancient Roman civilization. During this development, other Italic tribes adopted Latin language and culture in a process known as romanization. With the creation of the Roman Empire, romanization was extended beyond the Italian peninsula and spread to much of Europe. The modern ethnic groups descended from this development speak Romance languages, and are collectively referred to as Romance peoples or Latin peoples. This includes the Italians, French people, Spaniards, Romanians, Portuguese people, and others.

Romance ethnic groups include:

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