The Ladin language is a neo-Latin language. After the annexation of the alpine region into the Roman Empire 15 century B.C., the population took on the latin spoken by government officials and soldiers without however ignoring their own language completely. Ladin has also distinct celtic influences.
The origins of crafts in the Dolomites area go back to the 16th century and even today craftsmanship is a fundamental part of Ladin economics. Some professions have disappeared while others have developed in accordance with the increase in tourism.
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