What does Gallia mean?
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ˈgɑl li ɑgal·li·a
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an ancient region of western Europe that included what is now northern Italy and France and Belgium and part of Germany and the Netherlands
Gaul (Latin: Gallia) was a region of Western Europe first clearly described by the Romans, encompassing present-day France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and parts of Switzerland, Germany, and Northern Italy. It covered an area of 494,000 km2 (191,000 sq mi). According to Julius Caesar, who took control of the region on behalf of the Roman Republic, Gaul was divided into three parts: Gallia Celtica, Belgica, and Aquitania. Archaeologically, the Gauls were bearers of the La Tène culture during the 5th to 1st centuries BC. This material culture was found not only in all of Gaul but also as far east as modern-day southern Poland, and Hungary. Gallia Cisalpina was conquered by the Romans in 204 BC and Gallia Narbonensis in 123 BC. Gaul was invaded after 120 BC by the Cimbri and the Teutons, who were in turn defeated by the Romans by 103 BC. Julius Caesar finally subdued the largest part of Gaul in his campaigns of 58 to 51 BC. Roman control of Gaul lasted for five centuries, until the last Roman rump state, the Domain of Soissons, fell to the Franks in AD 486. While the Celtic Gauls lost their original identities and language during Late Antiquity, becoming amalgamated into a Gallo-Roman culture, Gallia remained the conventional name of the territory throughout the Early Middle Ages, until it acquired a new identity as the Capetian Kingdom of France in the high medieval period. Gallia remains a name of France in modern Greek (Γαλλία) and modern Latin (besides the alternatives Francia and Francogallia).
Gallia was a Romano-Gallic goddess, possibly related to the region of Europe known to the Romans as Gallia. The only evidence of her name to date is an altar set up at Vindolanda by its auxiliary garrison of the 4th cohort of Gauls, stationed there from the early 3rd century onwards. Its inscription reads: Of which a free translation would be "The troops from Gaul dedicate this statue to the goddess Gallia with the full support of the British born troops".
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The ancient name of France and Belgium. The natives, termed by the Greeks Galatæ, by the Romans Galli or Celtæ, came originally from Asia, and invading Eastern Europe, were driven westward, and settled in Spain, North Italy, France and Belgium, and the British Isles.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gallia is ranked #72105 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Gallia surname appeared 270 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Gallia.
93.7% or 253 total occurrences were White.
2.5% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.2% or 6 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of Gallia in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Gallia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of Gallia in a Sentence
Gallia est omnis divisa in partres tres. (All Gaul is divided into three parts)
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