the Lombards just before becoming the Empire of the West
Lombard, Latin, Vulgar and Regular Italian, Greek
Frankish, Gothic, Alamanni
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The Lombard Empire (Latin: Regnum Longobardum, Vulgar Italian: Regno Lombardo) was a state in Europe. It was born out of the Lombard invasions of formerly Byzantine territory and ended with the Lombard king being crowned Emperor of the West as a subservient to Byzantium.