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Term: Schweiz

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Area settled in pre-Christian period; had Roman encampments 1st cen.; Germanic tribes invaded 3rd-6th cen.; ruled by Franks 9th cen., Holy Roman Empire from 11th cen.; first confederation of cantons was established 13th cen., others joined 14th-19th cen.;official languages are German, French & Italian, though Romansch (Rhaeto-Roman) is also a national language.