Deceangli

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Tribes of Wales at the time of the Roman invasion. Exact boundaries are conjectural.
The Deceangli or Deceangi were one of the Celtic tribes living in the British Isles, prior to the Roman invasion of Britain. The tribe lived in north Wales, though it is uncertain whether their territory covered only the modern counties of Flintshire and Denbighshire in the north-east of Wales or whether it extended further west.

The first attack on the Welsh tribes was made under the legate Publius Ostorius Scapula who attacked the Deceangli about 48 AD. They appear to have surrendered with little resistance, unlike the Silures and the Ordovices who put up a long and bitter resistance to Roman rule. No Roman town is known to have existed in the territory of this tribe, though the auxiliary fort of Canovium (Caerhun) was probably in their lands and may have had a civilan settlement around it.

The name "Deceangli" is probably preserved in the Welsh name of "Tegeingl" for the cantref which covered much of modern Flintshire.

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Celts, normally pronounced /kɛlts/ (see article on pronunciation), is widely used to refer to the members of any of the peoples in Europe using the Celtic languages or descended from those who did.
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Roman invasion of Britain, Britain had already frequently been the target of invasions, planned and actual, by forces of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire. In common with other regions on the edge of the empire, Britain had long enjoyed trading links with the Romans and their
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Motto
Cymru am byth   (Welsh)
"Wales forever"
Anthem
"Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau"
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Flintshire (Welsh: Sir y Fflint) is a principal area and county in north-east Wales. It borders Cheshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham It is named for the historic county of Flintshire, which had notably different borders.
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Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych) is a principal area and county in North Wales. It is named after the historic county of Denbighshire, but has substantially different borders.
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Publius Ostorius Scapula (died 52) was a Roman statesman and general who governed Britain from 47 until his death, and was responsible for the defeat and capture of Caratacus.
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The Silures were a powerful and warlike tribe of ancient Britain, occupying approximately the counties of Monmouth, Brecon and Glamorgan.

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According to Tacitus' biography of Agricola, the Silures usually had a dark complexion and curly hair.
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The Ordovices were one of the Celtic tribes living in the British Islands, before the Roman invasion of Britain. Its tribal lands were located in Wales between the Silures to the south and the Deceangli to the north-east.
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A Cantref (IPA: [ˈka:ntrɛ(v)]) was a medieval Welsh land division, particularly important in the administration of Welsh law.
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list of Celtic tribes and associated Celtic peoples with their geographical localization.

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Gaulish tribes (Gaul is approximately modern Belgium, France,and Switzerland.
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