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The largest ethnic group in Burgundie are the Bergendii (Gae. Daoine Burgúinnacha, Lat. Bergendi) were the people who, in the 3th and 2th centuries BC, gave their name to Burgundie. They were descended from Latinic merchants and explorers who stopped on the island of Ipar to establish trade emporia to capitalize on the locals timber trade in Northern Levantia. Through generations of assimilation and mixing with the mainland Northern Levantine populations, their descendants would gradually form a unique Romance language, adopt the Levantine Catholic Church as their official religion, a create a uniquely unLatinic culture which they later spread across Ixnay. The distinct cultural and ethnic identity of the Bergendii emerged initially in the first half of the 1st century AD, and it continued to evolve over the succeeding centuries. The Latinic traders who settled the land called it Ligna Burgundiae Insula (Eng. Red Timber Island), in reference to its dense red cedar forests. Over time the shorthand for all residents of the islands became the Burgundii, but since the tribal natives were not a part of the Latinic trading world, the reference was rarely ever used to refer to them specifically. In 84 AD the first fortified town and permanent port were laid out in Oppidum, now called NordHalle.
...The Duchy of Burgundie, which they formed by treaty with the Kistani crown, was a powerful maritime fief of medieval Kistan. The BergesMenn are noted both for their culture, such as their unique subArtic architecture and musical traditions, and for their significant maritime accomplishments and innovations. Burgundian cultural and maritime influence spread from these new Levantian centers to the trading posts as far south as Yytuskia.
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The language developed by the Bergendii in Burgundie is the Lengua Burgonés. It is a divergent and insular branch of the languages belonging to the Latinum vulgare branch of the Indo-European languages that was developed in late classical antiquity and has been modified and updated to reflect modern times, being blended with notable languages such as Lebhan, Fhasen, Kiravic Coscivian and Latin. It is notable for missing some letters from other common Levantine languages like: K, Y, Z, J, and W, because the Latin alphabet brought by the Bergendii predates tribal written languages it would work through those missing sounds with diphthongs and consonant clusters. The letter U is a newer letter, dating to the 1100s as its unique appellation was forced with the differentiation of the "V" as a separate sound. In the 1810s there was a movement to adopt the common standard Latin alphabet, but the various dialects in Burgundie never picked up on the usages of the newer letters, so the movement failed.