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Nik Taylor scripsit:

> called something that gave rise to ModGer Deutsch (I can't remember the
> exact form),

It probably meant "people, the people, ordinary people" as opposed to the
Romani.

> another tribe was called the Allemani, hence Sp. Alemania,
> French Allemand, etc.

The roots are "all (the) men".

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