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Were French people the Gauls?

thomas

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The Gauls formed the original Celtic population of what would later become France. Back in my childhood, there was no Wikipedia. We learned our Gallic history here:

 

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So the French people today, somehow has Gallic DNA in them?
 

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Or rather Celtic DNA.

genetic-map-of-france.jpg


In the Bretagne, they speak a Celtic dialect to this day: Breton.
 

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I assumed the Romans that conquered half of the world during ancient times are the Italians of today?
 

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Is that where Conan came from? :p
conan the barbarian GIF

This particular specimen is a Barbarus austriacus alpinus. :LOL:

I assumed the Romans that conquered half of the world during ancient times are the Italians of today?

That's correct - partly. The "Romans" or "Italics" were ethnically very diverse and mixed with Etruscans, Celts, Greeks, and later Visigoths, Ostrogoths, Langobards, Muslim conquerors, Normans, etc. The modern Italian language has its roots in Latin but the modern Italians are of very heterogeneous origin.
 
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