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"Cambria is the Roman name for the area now mostly known as the country of Wales."
Is this definitely true? I have heard that Cambria is a much later latinisation of Cymry, and that Cymry started to be used somewhere between the late sixth and mid seventh century AD?
I'm pretty sure Cambria was not a Roman Province, either... I think it was in Britannia Superior, and later Britannia Prima? --Amortize 15:14, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)
- Interesting here.... http://www.britannia.com/wales/whist2.html
"In a poem dated 633, the word Cymry appears, referring to the country of Wales. Historians see its use signifying the beginnings of a feeling of self-identity among the Britons, desperately trying to hold on to their lands in the face of unrelenting pressure from the Germanic tribes already in possession of most of the eastern half of the British island. It was not too long before the native people themselves came to be known as the Cymry, though outside Wales for many centuries they continued to be known as Britons. "
--Amortize 15:31, 18 Aug 2004 (UTC)
Cambria certainly wasn't the name of a Roman province.
--Amortize 16:51, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)