On Tue, 15 Feb 1994, Thomas J. Delaney III wrote:
> Speaking of the extent of Gallic minions, and place names etc., there is an
> area in southwestern Poland called Galicia, where my greatgrandfather was from
> Does this region have any connection with the Gallic peoples as well? I suppo
> if the Celts extended all the way to Turkey, they certainly must have had some
> settlement of Poland as it is a perfect crossroads between western Europe and
> Asia Minor.
I've been lurking here for a few weeks and have found the discussions very
interesting. In addition to being of primarily Scottish/Irish heritage,
I'm also something of a hispanophile, so I thought I'd chime in here to
mention that Galicia is also the name of the autonomous region in the
Northwest of Spain. It is a region that is often likened to Scotland in
appearance. The language now spoken in the region is Gallego, a dialect
somewhat intermediate between Spanish and Portuguese. I don't really know
anything about Celtic cultures in the region, though. As an aside, Tom,
do you ever go to the Half Time Rec?
Vet Med '94
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