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From: Alan Smaill <>
Subject: Re: What is the meaning of the term "Scot-Irish"
Date: 11 Mar 2003 19:48:44 +0000
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Féachadóir <Féach@d.óir> writes:

> Gall, the Irish word for foreigner, is the same word as Gaul/Galli,
> borrowed from Latin into Irish. Originally meaning French, it was
> applied in turn to Norse, Normans and English, and the meaning
> expanded to mean simply foreigner.

Or is it from a Germanic word for foreigner?
I understand that is the origin of the names Wales/Pays de Galles,
and other names like "Walloon".




Alan Smaill
School of Informatics tel: 44-131-650-5148
University of Edinburgh



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