HOW LONG DID GALATIAN LANGUAGE EXIST?

The recent description for the Galatian language refers to the date of its disappearance as “presumably before the fourth century” or “much earlier”. Nevertheless, the evidence of St. Jerome, Cyril of Scythopolis (died after 580), and the “Life of St. Theodore of Sykeon” (written after 641), cited in the paper, shows that in the fifth century the Galatian language was still alive. Therefore, it allows the authors to date the Galatian language’s extinction to the second half of the sixth century (in any case, not later than to the 620-ies).

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