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Northumbria

1. (in Anglo-Saxon Britain) a region that stretched from the Humber to the Firth of Forth: formed in the 7th century ad, it became an important intellectual centre; a separate kingdom until 876 ad
2. an area of NE England roughly corresponding to the Anglo-Saxon region of Northumbria

Northumbria

 

one of the kingdoms created during the Anglo-Saxon conquest of Britain. It was formed at the beginning of the seventh century by the merging of the Anglian kingdoms of Bernicia and Deira. In the ninth century it was conquered, first by the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex and then by the Danes. Northumbria was finally joined to Wessex in about 924.

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He said: "The growth of Northumbrian Gifts is a testament to what can be achieved when a good idea is combined with hard work and commitment.
The call comes after Collins English Dictionary asked people to look at three Northumbrian words and let them know, via Twitter, if they are used.
The Northumbrian Language Society chose the three words for Collins to take to the public but they have many other words and want to take the opportunity to learn more about the health of Northumberland's dialect.

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