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Why is Wales called Wales?

Question #56144. Asked by shady shaker.
Last updated Jan 10 2020.

Flynn_17
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Flynn_17
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It's not really. It's called Cymru by the people who live there. Sort of like Spain actually being called EspaƱa.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales



Response last updated by gtho4 on Jan 10 2020.
Mar 24 2005, 7:35 AM
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It's called Wales because they're all foreigners there. Or so the Saxons etc thought. Some places called Walton have same origins. The French call it Pays de Galles, which is a bit odd, because they weren't Gauls but Britons.

Mar 24 2005, 10:22 AM
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Wales was a Celtic domain after the invasion of the Anglo-Saxons. Gaul was also Celtic, so that explains the connection.

Mar 24 2005, 10:25 PM
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