Barbarian

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Barbarian is a word derived from the Proto-Indo-European root "barbar-", echoic of unintelligible speech of foreigners. Derived words were used by the Ancient Greeks and the Ancient Romans. Meanings have varied with time and place, initially not necessarily meaning lack of civilization. Occasionally in 19th century English distinguished from "savage" as being a step closer to civilization.[1]

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