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Friday, January 2nd, 2004, 06:03 AM

IndoTyrrhenian was spoken at around 7000 BCE in the general area north of the Black Sea. It was at this time that it spread into two main branches: IndoEuropean and Tyrrhenian. IndoEuropean is known by many linguists as the language that would eventually spread out by 4000 BCE and produce a wide variety of languages now situated in Europe and India. Tyrrhenian gave birth to at least three languages: Etruscan, a language spoken on the west coast of Italy before the Romans, Lemnian, which was spoken in Greece in ancient times and Rhaetic, located in Northern Italy of which little is known.