The Latinizing Armenians adopted it from Rome in the crusading epoch.
This region the Romans gave the name of "Africa," apparently a latinizing of the Berber term "Ifriga," "Ifrigia" (in modern Arabic, Ifriqiyah).
He adopted them to a great extent, but with much discrimination, and he used his own judgment in latinizing when he pleased.
The parish priests, or white clergy, are so still, except some of the Latinizing ones.
Lazar was appointed teacher at the St Sava school of Bucharest, where he spread the new doctrine of the Latin origin of the Rumanians; Latinizing tendencies were, however, not yet imported into the language.