By admin | May 30, 2017 | Posted in: Uncategorised
Barbagia (Sardinian: Barbàgia or Barbàza) is a mountain area of inner Sardinia. It is a natural region mostly comprised in the province of Nuoro and located alongside the Gennargentu massif. The name comes from Cicero, who described it as a land of barbarians. This word derives from the Greek Βάρβαρος-ου, which means stuttering. The inhabitants were also known, by the ancient Romans, with the pejorative term latrones mastrucati, which means “thieves with a rough garment in wool”.