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The Carantanians or Alpine Slavs were an Early Medieval confederation of South West Slavic tribes who settled in modern-day Austria. The Duchy of Carantania was one of the earliest Slav states, existing since the seventh century CE. In the eighth century, it fell into dependence on the Frankish kingdom, which led to the adoption of Christianity in the Latin rite by duke Gorazd. In 819 years Carantania joined the revolt of the Croatian duke Ljudevit Posavski. After its fall in 822 the state was abolished and incorporated directly into the realm of the Franks. Slovenians are the modern descendants of the Carantanians.