Why were the wars between Rome and Carthage called Punic wars?

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The Romans' name for Carthage was Puncia.
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Why did rome and Carthage fight the punic war?

There were three Punic Wars The First Punic War started because of tension in the city of Messana (Messina), in eastern Sicily, on the straight, 2 miles from the mainland, w

What started the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage?

It is not clear whether at the beginning of the Roman military action in Sicily a war between Rome and Carthage had been expected. The war was started by tension created in no