Where Is Caledonia?


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Gillian Smith answered
Caledonia is that part of Northern Britain now known as the geographical and politic entity -Scotland

The Romas gave the name to the area and a tribal group bore the name Caledonii. Whether or not they used the term themselves isn't known. It may be a labell assigned to them by the Romans.

The north and eastern areas of Northern Britain were also inhabited by people who were to be called the Picts. It is likely that they were an indiginous people who were called Pictii by the Romans possibly because they used body decorations or tattoos.

The name Sotland derived from the irish tribe the Scotii who inhabited Dalriada in Ulster. They crossed to the west coast of Scotland sometime around and after the C5AD and settled around the Kilmartin area of Argyle. Dunadd, the tribal capital can be visited and is an impressive reminder of those times Argyle takes it's name from a form of the Gaelic for Gael

Many Scottish Institutions still use the name Caledonian.

The Caledonian forest once stretched over the Britsh Isles from the North and remenants may be seen today though they are very thin on the ground due to deforestation.
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Shezan Shaikh answered
Caledonia is an area in the northern part of the Great Britain. This Latin name which was given by the Roman Empire can also mean the area north of Hadrian's Wall or in some context, the area north of the Antonine Wall.

However for the English and Scots inhabitants 'Caledonia' is now a very romantic or poetic name for Scotland.

The current name for Scotland has its origin from the Latin word 'Scotti' in Ireland or Scotia, which was later functional to Scotland after the Gaelic invasion.

'Caledonii' is one of the very dominant in the area and the name itself represents that of a Pictish tribe which has its predominance in the region. Their name becomes visible in that of Dunkeld or 'Dùn Chailleann' in Scottish Gaelic

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