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The germani cisrhenani, Latin for Germani "on this side of the Rhine" (cisrhenane), were a group of tribes who lived during classical times to the west of the Rhine river. They are also sometimes referred to as "Left bank Germani". Julius Caesar, the first to use the term, was writing specifically about Germanic tribes near the Meuse river, who had settled among the Belgic Gauls before Roman intrusion into the area. Tribes who were certainly considered to be among the original Germani cisrhenani include the Eburones, the Condrusi, the Caeraesi, the Segni and the Paemani, who collectively form a group which apparently later came to be referred to as Tungri, in order to avoid confusion with other "Germani".
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