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The word CIAO has Venetian origins. In ancient times people used it in Venice to greet each other in this way: “s-ciavo vostro”, which means “your servant, at your orders, your slave.”

So as time went by the greeting became at first “s-ciao” and then “ciao”. The word “schiavo” (slave) has a rather unusual origin: in fact, until the tenth century the Latin word “sclaveni” and then the medieval “Sclavi” stood to indicate the Slavs people.

Source: http://www.monicacesarato.com/blog/2013/01/29/10-things-about-venice-you-didnt-know/