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Thread #9304   Message #3760575
Posted By: GUEST,LIGHTER
23-Dec-15 - 06:45 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Over the Hills and Far Away
Chaucer in the 1300s knew the country as "Portingale."

It was the usual English name for centuries.