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  •  What do the genetics say? (1+ / 0-)
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    alevei

    I love your diary and linguistics, but they are sometimes very deceptive. One new genetics study I know of found the Welch more related to the Basques, a group that adopted the Celtic language rather than their native tongue.

    Do you know of others?

    •  There Are Those Celtic Iberians (2+ / 0-)
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      MsTribble, alevei

      The Iberian Peninsula has been overrun so many times in just the last three thousand years that we forget much of the original population spoke a version of Celtic as well.  Since they constituted the largest population on the peninsula, they would have left quite a few genetic markers amongst any isolated population remaining there, like the Basques.  Hence, any relatively isolated Celtic population would appear to be more closely related to long lost umpteenth-cousins than more recent arrivals, like the Germanic populations which overran western Europe only 1500 years ago.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 12:07:36 PM PDT

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