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John OSh Whence the name Caledonia for Scotland?? (64* d) RE: Whence the name Caledonia for Scotland?? 11 May 99


In regards to why Scotland is Caledonia, I am not sure, but in the Roman times, Ireland was called Eire by the natives and travellers to there, perhaps leading to Hibernia (as the Romans threw 'nia on the end of everything it seems. Eire = Hiber + nia). But the Irish people themselves were called Scots by the Romans, from the name Scotia, one the the queens of the Milsians from Ibernia (that 'nia) in what is now northern Portugal and Spain) from whom many Irish claim decent.

OSh


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