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The Thuringii was a tribe which appeared later than most in the highlands of central Germany, a region which still bears their name to this day -- Thuringia. They evidently filled a void left when the previous inhabitants -- the Alamannic Confederation -- migrated south. It is unclear whether they were remnants of the Alamanni, or simply another lesser tribe. They appeared in the Harz Mountains region around 280 and were conquered by the Franks around 550.