The Slavonic peoples inhabit eastern Europe and parts of central Europe. They include the RussiansSerbsPoles and other tribes.
Linguist Patrizia De Bernardo Stempel falls in the latter group, and suggests the meaning "the tall ones". Galli called themselves Celts,  which suggests that even if the name Keltoi was bestowed by the Greeks, it had been adopted to some extent as a collective name by the tribes of Gaul.
The geographer Strabo, writing about Gaul towards the end of the first century BC, refers to the "race which is now called both Gallic and Galatic," though he also uses the term Celtica as a synonym for Gaul, which is separated from Iberia by the Pyrenees. Yet he reports Celtic peoples in Iberia, and also uses the ethnic names Celtiberi and Celtici for peoples there, as distinct from Lusitani and Iberi.
Galli might stem from a Celtic ethnic or tribal name originally, perhaps one borrowed into Latin during the A history of celts in europe expansions into Italy during the early fifth century BC.
Celtic refers to a family of languages and, more generally, means "of the Celts" or "in the style of the Celts". Several archaeological cultures are considered Celtic in nature, based on unique sets of artefacts.
The link between language and artefact is aided by the presence of inscriptions.
Celtic cultures seem to have been widely diverse, with the use of a Celtic language being the main thing they had in common. These are the regions where four Celtic languages are still spoken to some extent as mother tongues.
Celtic regions of Continental Europe are those whose residents claim a Celtic heritage, but where no Celtic language has survived; these areas include the western Iberian Peninsulai.
The Celts of Brittany derive their language from migrating insular Celts, mainly from Wales and Cornwalland so are grouped accordingly. By the time speakers of Celtic languages entered history around BCthey were already split into several language groups, and spread over much of Western continental Europe, the Iberian PeninsulaIreland and Britain.
The Greek historian Ephorus of Cyme in Asia Minorwriting in the 4th century BCbelieved that the Celts came from the islands off the mouth of the Rhine and were "driven from their homes by the frequency of wars and the violent rising of the sea".
Hallstatt culture Some scholars think that the Urnfield culture of western Middle Europe represents an origin for the Celts as a distinct cultural branch of the Indo-European family.
The Urnfield period saw a dramatic increase in population in the region, probably due to innovations in technology and agriculture. The spread of iron-working led to the development of the Hallstatt culture directly from the Urnfield c.
Proto-Celtic, the latest common ancestor of all known Celtic languages, is considered by this school of thought to have been spoken at the time of the late Urnfield or early Hallstatt cultures, in the early 1st millennium BC.
The spread of the Celtic languages to Iberia, Ireland and Britain would have occurred during the first half of the 1st millennium BC, the earliest chariot burials in Britain dating to c.
Other scholars see Celtic languages as covering Britain and Ireland, and parts of the Continent, long before any evidence of "Celtic" culture is found in archaeology. Over the centuries the language s developed into the separate CeltiberianGoidelic and Brittonic languages.
Early Irish literature casts light on the flavour and tradition of the heroic warrior elites who dominated Celtic societies.
Celtic river-names are found in great numbers around the upper reaches of the Danube and Rhinewhich led many Celtic scholars to place the ethnogenesis of the Celts in this area. Diodorus Siculus and Strabo both suggest that the heartland of the people they called Celts was in southern France.
The former says that the Gauls were to the north of the Celts, but that the Romans referred to both as Gauls in linguistic terms the Gauls were certainly Celts.The history of pre-Celtic Europe and the exact relationship between ethnic, linguistic and cultural factors in the Celtic world remains uncertain and controversial.
The exact geographic spread of the ancient Celts is disputed; in particular, the ways in which the Iron Age inhabitants of Great Britain and Ireland should be regarded as Celts have become a subject of controversy. An Introduction to Celtic History. The lands occupied by Celtic peoples, whose existence can be traced over more than 25 centuries, were vast.
Celts occupied land in modern day Eastern Europe, Greece, Spain, Northern Italy, Western Europe, England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. Only on the fringe of Europe did the Celts manage to keep their distinctive traits and languages--in Brittany, the Isle of Man, Wales, Ireland, and the Scottish Highlands.
There traces of Celtic culture still survive in folklore and in the Breton, Manx, Welsh, Erse, and Gaelic languages. The first Balkan tribe to be defeated by the Celts was the Illyric Autariatae, who, during the 4th century BC, had enjoyed a hegemony over much of the central Balkans, centred on the Morava valley.
An account of Celtic tactics is . Celtic Migration begins in Europe with many Celts landing in Scotland. c. BCE - c. BCE. Early Iron Age Hallstatt culture flourishes across Europe. c. BCE. Iron Age begins in Scotland. Search through the entire ancient history timeline.
Specify between which dates you want to search, and what keywords you are looking for. From. Europe comprises most of the world known to the Celts. It is the central continent in the Celtic Rules world’s economy and politics.
The first civilization to rise in Europe was Ancient Greece, which to a large extent set basis to later European culture.