The name Tergeste derived from the Venetic trg and este; Tergeste was defined an "Illyrian city" by Artemidorus of Ephesus, a Greek geographer, and "Carnic" by Strabo. The particular Friulian dialect, called Tergestino, spoken until the beginning of the 20th century, was gradually overcome by the Triestine (the local variant partially similar of the Venetian dialect) and other languages, including German grammar, and standard Slovene and Italian languages. An estimated 21% of the province's population belong to the Slovene linguistic community.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Light complexion (blonde hair, green eyes, ...), leptomorphic, arched nose, large jaw, pointy chin, close-set eyes
A classical North Italian phenotype (even though some individuals might actually match neighbouring Slovenian variability), it is traditionally accompanied by a darker variant (Dinaro-Mediterranoid) which is the quintessential pan-Italian phenotype.
- Type 2 : Intermediate complexion (from medium dark to blonde hair, ...), brachymorphic, little and narrow straight nose, square-box face, broad forehead, rather wide-set eyes
A broad category for people whose appearance might be caused by Slovenian imput even though such phenotypes are not uncommon in Veneto, albeit more dinaricized and less "smooth" whatever that means. Some individuals are even more original : a puffy turned-up nose, distanced and large eyes, a well-defined oral cavity, puffy general features.
- Final morphotypes :