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The word 'Galldachd' for the lowlands arises from the Old Irish 'gall' for 'foreigner' which came in turn from the Latin word 'gallus' for a Gaul. http://www.wordsense.eu/Gall/#Old_Irish. The Gaels called (indeed call) their linguistically and culturally Gaelic part of Scotland the GĂ idhealtachd, usually translated as 'Gaeldom'. This cultural way of ...

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