According to the Romans,

  • Was Ireland (Hibernia) considered part of ancient Gaul?

  • Can "Gallican" refer to the Irish?

Merriam-Webster defines "Gaul" as "a Celt of ancient Gaul".

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    Was Ireland (Hibernia) considered part of ancient Gaul by whom? – Steve Bird Jul 21 at 6:15
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    I'm not sure if this is too basic because I'm not sure what you are asking exactly. Please edit to clarify (as @SteveBird noted) 'considered part of ancient Gaul by whom?'. – Lars Bosteen Jul 21 at 6:38
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    What was ancient Gaul, a single polity, or a group of people with a similar language & culture? – jamesqf Jul 21 at 15:58
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    Much improved question. Would be stronger if it (for example) addressed why the information on Wikipedia:Gaul doesn't answer; that is pretty clear about the boundaries of Roman Gaul, that combined with Wikipedia:Hibernia would seem to answer the question. – MCW Jul 21 at 18:10
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    @RedSonja The Romans called Ireland Hibernia and called north Britain Caledonia based on a tribe they encountered there. You may be think of the point that the people the Romans first called called Scoti was an Irish tribe which raided 4th century Britain, later extended generally to the Gaels (Brian Boru was called Imperator Scottorum). – Henry Jul 23 at 8:16

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