but I got some info on the history of France's people and learned that many of their ancestors are ethnically Celts from the British Isles who emigrated to what is now France. I've seen samples of the Celtic languages (Irish, Scottish) and am amazed to find that it does indeed resemble French to some extent!! (I speak French fluently, it's my secondary language and I'm French on my paternal side-so therefore I may have Celtic blood somewhere in my father's lineage :wink: it's no wonder a lot of people think I'm Irish
) Also in the Brittany region of northwestern France they speak Breton (a Celtic dialect, not Romance like standard French) because this is the area where Celts settled centuries ago.
As far as I know, Celts are early Indo-European people who from the 2nd millennium BC to the 1st century BC spread over much of Europe.
Between the 5th and 1st centuries BC the La Tène culture accompanied the migrations of Celtic tribes into eastern Europe and westward into the British Isles.
So, I have concluded - and lots of different others before me :wink: - that the Celts had been in continental Europe before they arrived on the British Isles.
Some, who have the same opinion, are e.g. the ancient Bretons: living in what is now Great Britain, they emigrated to Armorica in the 5th century. They colonised and revitalised the region, converting it to Christianity, and also "re-Celticised" it renaming it "Little Britain" (Britannia Minor).