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Gauls

 

Celtic tribes, which in the sixth and fifth centuries B.C. settled in the territory northwest of the Alps, the basins of the Rhine, the Seine, the Loire, and the upper reaches of the Danube, as well as the Po River valley—that is, the territory that the Romans named Gaul.

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