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Batavi

Batavi bətā´vī [key], ancient Germanic tribe that settled (1st cent. BC) in the Rhine delta. Batavian regiments served under Rome, although this relationship was interrupted in AD 70 by the anti-Roman conspiracy of Civilis , one of their leaders. The tribal name was revived in 1795 to designate Holland, particularly the Batavian Republic .

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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