As I understand it, "Celt" is based on a Greek named, and it's Roman
synonym is "Gaul". Seems to me we are calling ourselves by a name
coined by our enemies, much as most Indian groups are known by names
other than their own (the Navajo are really the Dineh, for example).
So what SHOULD we be calling ourselves? Do we have a name for the
Gaelic-speaking peoples, something that is our own word for ourselves?
And what does "Keltoi" mean, anyway? Is it such a name for certain
peoples, or does it have another meaning? ("Apache", for example,
is a corruption of a Tewan word for "attacker"; another nation's
"white name" means something like "wife raper.")
<Scott Robert Ladd>