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France It depends on the country and language. In France, the abandonment of Roman numerals for months in dates was gradual over the 20th century (and is still not completely over in specialized contexts). In postmarks, Arabic numerals started replacing Roman numerals in months after 1945 and the replacement took at least until the late 1950s. This ...


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A point* here is that the map represents a snapshot in time, the red areas being CURRENT speakers of Athabaskan-family languages. As such, it quite possibly gives a misleading impression of the Navajo & Mexica having made a great epic migration to the south. There is an alternative explanation that seems at least equally plausible to me. That is that ...


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You might want to look into the migration of (Germanic-speaking) Vandals and Suebi and (Iranic-speaking) Alans from Central Europe to Spain and then on to Carthago. Or the migrations of the Kalmyks to Kalmykia and then (in part) back to what is now NW China. In both of these cases people started migrating because their original location became too ...


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The answer lies in the 1000s of years of "keeping going" and the distance every generation of males moves. If you suppose a "generation" takes about 20 years, each son moves 20 miles away from his family to have his own plot of land and/or find new sources of plants and animals, then in 1000 years, you have 50 generations x 20 miles = ...


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