Celtic Nations

The Six Celtic Nations are the areas of the British Isles and France where some Celtic heritage has survived. How many can you name?
Guess either the English or Celtic name
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Last updated: December 10, 2015
First submittedJanuary 16, 2014
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Celtic Name
English Name
Breizh
Brittany
Kernow
Cornwall
Éire
Ireland
Mannin
Isle of Man
Alba
Scotland
Cymru
Wales
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Level 44
Jan 20, 2014
The flower of the free, the heather, the heather

The Bretons and Scots, and Irish together

The Manx and the Welsh, and Cornish forever

Six nations are we, proud Celtic and free!

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Level 90
Dec 11, 2015
I thought Galicia in Spain was part of the group?
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Level 76
Jan 18, 2016
I think that while Galicia has celtic heritage, it is not counted among the Celtic Nations because they lost their language centuries ago.
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Level 77
Mar 17, 2016
Galician is a Romance language, though. Even if it retains the odd word of Celtic ancestry.
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Level 43
Mar 18, 2016
They used to have a living celtic language, but it disappeared with the rise of gallego. So nobody said gallego was a dead language.
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Level 69
Jul 1, 2022
It would make a lot of sense if the description were updated to mention that this is based on having a Celtic language. Galicia definitely still has Celtic culture. It’s sometimes called “the seventh” Celtic nation!
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Level 71
Mar 17, 2016
A research team at Oxford University has found the majority of Britons are Celts descended from Spanish tribes who began arriving about 7,000 years ago.

Even in England, about 64 per cent of people are descended from these Celts, outnumbering the descendants of Anglo- Saxons by about three to one.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/we-re-nearly-all-celts-under-the-skin-1-1141420#ixzz43A82dCan

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Level 60
Mar 17, 2016
Apparently I can name one: Ireland. Well done, self.
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Level 58
Mar 17, 2016
And with that username?! You should be ashamed! (I'm kidding, no worries!).
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Level 60
Mar 18, 2016
I know, that makes it worse! LOL
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Level 67
Oct 19, 2019
Wow shocked at the results! People apparently dont really know anything about celtic languages/tribes etc. I thought it was very popular (you often find references in fiction and games, but also things named after it. And very popular for tatoos and other graphic things. Also a bit like the fascination people had with ancient egypt or atlantis. Or I guess with norse mythology )>

Scotland and wales were actually the last ones I thought of (think my order was breton, manx, cornwall, ireland scotland.. long pause, wales.)

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Level 66
Mar 24, 2021
Mine was Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Mann, Scotland, Ireland
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Level 55
Jul 1, 2022
Brittany, Ireland, Cornwall, Wales, Mann, (tried Galicia), Scotland.
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2020
https://intheknowtraveler.com/visit-celtic-portugal/

Portugal has a strong and surviving Celtic culture, too.

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Level 69
Mar 17, 2020
Really? You surprise me - their language certainly isn't Celtic.
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Level 73
Mar 17, 2020
Neither is English
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Level 76
Mar 17, 2020
England isn't on this quiz.
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Level 30
Mar 17, 2020
It's not only Galicia but also Asturias that was an important Celtic settlement and one of the regions were Celts were more relevant at that time was Avila. Avila has still a lot of Celtic monuments, but the problem is that with the Roman invasion the Celts left Avila and moved to Galicia and Asturias.
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Level 77
May 14, 2020
Asturias Galicia Cantabria
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Level 54
Jan 18, 2021
All don't have living celtic languages.
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Level 66
Mar 24, 2021
In the description language is not mentioned as a criterium
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Level 53
Apr 17, 2021
"areas of the british isles and france"
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Level 47
Jul 2, 2022
I mean tbf most of Europe was Celtic at one point
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Level 65
Oct 1, 2021
In Latin, Scotland is most often referred to as Scotia. Like for example Nova Scotia means New Scotland.

But it has also been referred to in Latin as Albania, which probably is derived from Alba, or wise versa. Cities like Albany, New York, comes from "Albania". It of course refers to Scotland, and not the country in Europe or the region in the Caucasus.

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Level 44
Jul 1, 2022
This makes more sense as to why as Gaeilge, Scotland is Albain
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Level 73
Jul 1, 2022
And the word 'Scotia' comes from 'Scotti' which is the name given by the Romans to the people who lived in 'Hibernia' (ireland). The 'Pictii' were the people who lived in 'Alba'. It was the settling of the country over the years by 'Irish' who brought the Gaelic language with them that gave it the name 'Scotland' (Land of the Irish). The Pictii spoke the Brythonic language spoken all over the rest of Britain.
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Level 26
Jul 1, 2022
i'm italian and i didn't remember the Cornwall translation... damn