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 (dā′shē-ə, -shə)
An ancient region and Roman province corresponding roughly to modern Romania. Inhabited before the Christian era by a people of Thracian stock with an advanced material culture, the region was abandoned to the Goths after ad 270.

Da′ci·an adj. & n.
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Huge piles of linguistic studies dedicated to the Thraco-Dacian substratum were systematically published and even a project to fund a department of Dacian language at the University of Bucharest was ongoing by 1989.