Why is Wales in the UK called Wales?
The word Wales derives from old German and means 'stranger' or 'foreign.' Derivatives of the word were applied by Anglo Saxons to the Celtic inhabitants of Britain.
Interestingly enough the French and Spanish names for Wales are very similar to the old Roman word for France - 'Gaul'. In Spanish is it 'Gales' and in French it is 'Pays de Galles'.
Interestingly enough the French and Spanish names for Wales are very similar to the old Roman word for France - 'Gaul'. In Spanish is it 'Gales' and in French it is 'Pays de Galles'.
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The principality was brought under English control in 1284 when the Statute of Rhuddlan was enacted, the remaining Welsh territory was administered under the Marcher Lords until the Laws in Wales acts of 1536 (and 1542) were passed making England and Wales a single legal state. Sometimes referred to… as the Act of Union between England and Wales similar to the Scottish/English Act although the naming of it as such is unofficial and didn't occur until the 20th century. The Crowns of England and Scotland were joined in 1603 and the Parliaments joined under the Act of Union in 1707 being known as the Kingdom of Great Britain. However it was not until the union of 1801 that the title the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland came in to being and therefore technically the answer as to Wales joining the UK is 1801 . If you mean england 1284 but otherwise 1801. (MORE)
There are five official cities in Wales:. 1. Cardiff, the capital - Cathedral city status (Llandaff cathedral - in the 'village' of Llandaff, now a district of Cardiff). 2. Newport, Cathedral city status (St Woolos' Cathedral (or in Welsh, Gwynlliw Sant)), granted its city charter at the turn of t…he Millennium. 3. St David's, Cathedral City status (St David's Cathedral) and the smallest city in the UK (Wells is the smallest in England but is much larger than St David's which is not much bigger than a village). The cathedral houses the remains of St David, patron saint of Wales. 4. Bangor, Cathedral City Status (Bangor cathedral), the only official city in North Wales. 5. In addition, Swansea has been granted city status but does not have a cathedral - being in the diocese of Swansea and Brecon. St Asaph, is a town in the north but has a cathderal (St Asaph Cathedral - the smallest in Wales). Brecon, is also a town in central Wales but has a cathedral (Brecon Cathedral) (MORE)
Answer Its a country in the UK. It borders England. Capital city isCardiff/Caerdydd. Wales occupies the Western coast of Britain. Situated betweenEngland on the right and Ireland on the left Its in the west of Britain (left hand side ) and is the areacentral protruding in to the Irish Sea
Diana was called Princess of Wales because she was married to the heir to the throne of England
Wales is a country to the west of England. It's kind of between England and Ireland.
They are a nation of people situated in the west of Britain and aredescended from Celts
The history of Wales consist of many invasions by the Anglo-Saxons and later the English. Wales became a part of the United Kingdom between the years 1536 and 1543, when the King, Henry VIII, decided that England and Wales should be united. This effected the Welsh language, as the "Deddfau Uno" (the… law to join both countries), also brought in a law that the Welsh language should not be used. At the time 95% of people in Wales, could only speak Welsh. (MORE)
By themselves - the Welsh By the English - the Taffs . +++ . Believe it or not, most of we English call you Welsh, "Welsh"too! :-) "Taff" presumably from the South Welsh river of thatname?
The Welsh word for mother is mam, which is pronounced roughly the same as the English word mom. However, mum and mother are also used.
what do i call it? as in ... Cymru? or if i consider it a part of England or not? I consider it independatn , completley unaccosiated with England - but i still know we are mostly ruled by England. I just hope this changes soon.
Wale is a rapper born in D.C. He mostly raps about real life things and bases his music on more of go-go type. He currently has 3 mixtapes and his first album coming out in November 2009.
Well , originally it wouldn't have had an English alternative (Wales) and would have always been Cymru (I think) In the same way , while England had complete power over us , they also forced us to change many on the towns names - this is why some towns have English names , and almost all towns have… an English alternative (e.g Cardiff = Caerdydd) Another opinion: The Welsh people are called Cymry. The Romans called Wales Cambria. The word may derive from Old Welsh kombrogÃ (compatriots). Another opinion: "Wales" comes from Wealhas a Germanic word meaning "foreigner" or something similar and was given by Germanic people to their neighbours who had previously been living under the Romans - for example Wallonia in Belgium (the French speaking bit) and Wallachia in Romania. The Welsh only began calling themselves "Cymry" and their land "Cymru" in the Middle Ages. Prior to this they had universally called themselves Bryttaniait meaning "Britons" and their island home was called Ynys Prydein, or the Isle of Britain. In the Dark Ages following the end of the Roman Occupation what we know as Wales was made up of numerous small kingdoms and a concept of "Wales" did not exist, people would have considered the geographical portions of Wales as part of Gwynedd or Powys et c. The name "Cambria" is latin and may be a derrivation of an earlier Welsh word something like Kambrwg . In Welsh legend the island of Britain was divided at some point with a king called Kamber map Brwth inheriting the mountainous west now known as Wales which was afterwards named in his honour. The names "Britain" and "Britons" (and variations of those words) was first recorded by the Greeks in about 325BC as Prettanike or Î ÏÎµÏÏÎ±Î½Î¿Î¹. This appears to derrive from a native name for the land and people at the time; Pretani - the origins of which are confusing but according to ancient Welsh legend may derive from an ancient God or King called Bryt or Brwth (Latin: Brutus ) who is remembered for leading his followers to the island and it was named or rather, renamed in his honour. Various Roman and Greek geographies (such as Pliny, Caesar and others) state that the "Pretannic" or "Britannic" islands were anciently called "Albion" (á¼Î»Î²Î¯ÏÎ½) or insula Albionum. This may come from the Latin word Albus meaning "white". Welsh chroniclers writing in the 12th Century record the name Y Wen Ynys (meaning The White Island or The Fair Island) as the original name for the country. Some experts assert that Albion is a distortion of the Celtic words Alw-ion meaning something like "beautiful enclosure". With all this, history becomes legend and legend becomes myth and the further back you go the more sketchy it is! (MORE)
A capital is usually a town or city, especially when used in conjunction with another word - this usually indicates the place where most of the trade in the item described is carried out. As Wales is a principality - almost a country - it wouldn't be considered as a 'capital' of anything.
This generally means "Welsh-speaking Wales" -- a reference to those areas of the country where the Welsh language is commonly spoken, although sometimes people say "Welsh Wales" when they simply mean those parts of the country which look and feel "very Welsh". It's a translation of the Welsh phra…se Cymru Cymraeg . But note that Welsh has two words for "Welsh". Cymraeg means Welsh by language (Welsh-speaking, written in Welsh, etc.). Cymreig means Welsh by nature (Welsh-born or descended, made in Wales, etc.) Thus: -- llyfr Cymraeg : a Welsh book (i.e. a book in Welsh) -- caws Cymreig : Welsh cheese (because cheese cannot speak any language!) (MORE)
She was never called Princess Diana, her title was the Princess of Wales, which she acquired when she married Prince Charles who is the Prince of Wales.
A group of whales is called a "pod" . Note spelling - 'Wales' is the country.
There is a small town called Pontypandy near Caerffili. Fireman Sam however clearly lives some miles north of Caerffili, since there are mountains in the background - and Caerffili is just south of where the Valleys proper start. Pontypandy means 'Bridge by the Fulling-Mill', and there are many …Ponts and Pandy's all over south Wales. (MORE)
Yes, Wales along with England, Scotland and Northern Ireland are collectively part of the United Kingdom. Yes
There are many mountain ranges in Wales - our mountains are not very high, but we have lots of them. In the North the main range is Snowdonia, which includes Snowdon - the highest peak in EnglandandWales. In the South the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains are both annoying (they make gettin…g around difficult) and breathtakingly beautiful. (MORE)
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Yes. Most Welsh people have a unique Welsh Celtic culture, and they should be completely independent from the UK and form their own republic.
James Cook, who was the first European to chart the area, named the entire eastern coast of Australia New South Wales because the countryside bore a resemblance to parts of southern Wales.
in welsh its sion corn but some people in wales like me speak English so to us its just santa Claus or father Christmas
Until the late 13th century, when it was conquered by the English army of Edward 1, Wales was an independent country. It remained as a conquered territory until 1536, when it was integrated into the combined countries of England and Wales by Henry the Eighth. Even today, Government statistics often …give statistics for England and Wales as a combination, with the rest of the UK having its own statistics. Welsh people are still very proud of their heritage and 'Welshness', even though only a minority are able to speak their own language of Welsh which is mainly spoken in rural communities of North Wales. All road signs and official paperwork in Wales is bi-lingual - English and Welsh. Welsh people are classed as British in international law and travel on a British passport if travelling overseas. (MORE)
Wales is in the UK because Henry VII of Wales won a battle against Richard III of England and became the King of England. He became the King of two different countries and united them. _______ The battle of Bosworth Field (1485) during the English Civil War of the Roses alluded to above certai…nly is a factor, but Wales likely would have been part of the UK regardless of the fact that after this victory for Henry (who became Henry VII of England not of Wales) and the House of Lancaster, the Welsh more readily associated themselves with the Tudor line of kings than before (because Henry had Welsh ancestry as well as a claim to the English throne which he took as victor of the above battle). Wales had been conquered by the English King Edward I in the late 13th Century but an Act of Union was not made between England and Wales until 1536 during the reign of Henry VIII. Even this was not a complete union as Wales was not privy to it. It was law passed by the English without Welsh intervention. The scene for this next step toward complete union was set during Henry VII's reign but it is probably not as simple as saying this is the sole reason.When the UK came to be, many centuries later, Wales was a member of an existing union. The UK simply resembled the addition of a further member to this union (which had already expanded to include England, Wales and Scotland). Ireland was the new member (later only Northern Ireland) and Great Britain became the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (later Northern Ireland). That is why Wales is in the UK. (MORE)
Wales is located in the Western part of the UK. Cardiff and Swansea are its two main cities.
The UK was created in 1801 between Britain and Ireland. Wales was under English rule when Britain was created in 1707.
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Wales was defeated and occupied by England in the 13th Century. This was formalized by an Act of Union in 1540. It now has its own Welsh Assembly in Cardiff which can legislate on most things except for economic, foreign and military policy.
Wales has many postal codes, not just one- you need to specify the particular area of the country that you want the code for.
That depends entirely on where you are... Plane, car, boat, train, bus, walk, cycle. Wales is a country that protrudes from the west of mid-England.
That is for sure that "Shinto Shrines" are in UK but the main place where they exist in large quantity is in wales. .
The United Kingdom (UK) is comprised of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland so Wales is part of the UK. You will have to be more precise with your question. Ideally you should ask about the distance from one town or city to another.
yes there is a small town in wales named after wales itself it is in the south of wales and has the name of cymru.
Wales IS in the UK (Britain) However, an island is defined as a land mass surrounded by water. Wales land mass is attached to England on its eastern side so therefore is not an island
Some consider Northern Ireland to be the smallest country butothers consider it a province, so yes, Wales is the smallestcountry in the United Kingdom
A school of whales is called just that "a school of whales", but can also be refereed to as a pod or a herd of whales.
Wales the country is just to the left of England. There is also a New South Wales in Australia and there are probably plenty more :D
Wales as in the town Wales as in the Country or Whales as in the animal
If you mean "What is a mountain called in Welsh" then the answer is mynydd (mun-ith).
The Eucharist Some Anglicans may use the term "Holy Communion" but it means the same thing.
That depends on how you define 'leader'. Presently (February 2012) HM Queen Elizabeth II is the monarch. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the UK (which includes Wales) Carwyn Jones is the first minister of the devolved 'government' of Wales.
Wales has always been connected as it part of the land mass of Britain however, through governance Wales is in the UK because Henry VII of Wales won a battle against Richard III of England and became the King of England. He became the King of two different countries and united them
Yes, However, those inhabitants of Scotland Northern Ireland and Wales class themselves by their birth land first and British second
Because the eldest son of the British monarch has the title "Prince of Wales" -- although he doesn't, in fact, rule Wales in any way.
By no means! Welsh weather is usually wet and with a temporate climate- if it's not raining, it's usually damp, and can be misty in the mornings. Wales gets colder earlier in the Autumn than England, and is slower to warm up again in the Spring. Welsh Winters are harsh by any standards- it gets very… cold, most especially in the North, where temperatures can drop to as low as -15 degrees Centigrade and lower, and there is usually snow in the mountains (sometimes with very heavy drifts). Nobody should venture onto the Welsh mountains in Winter unless they have to- it's very dangerous. The warmest parts of the UK are the Channel Islands, and the extreme South-West counties of England- namely Devon and Cornwall. Cornwall and the Scilly Isles especially enjoy mild weather all year round, as it is in the Gulf Stream that sweeps in from the mid-Atlantic. (MORE)
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The Welsh name for Santa is 'Sion Gorn' ( pronounced 'Shwn Gorrn' with the 'r's rolled). This translates as 'John Horn', the horn referring to the shape of his hat. It may also originate from ancient Pagan rituals dating back to pre-Christian times, when Midwinter Celtic divinities sported animal ho…rns or antlers. The name may have been transferred to Santa over the Centuries. (MORE)
1536.. You need to be a little careful with the terminology you use. I will assume the question you mean is: "when did England and Wales unite?". . Wales was invaded by King Edward I of England and conquered in 1284 AD. However it was not considered to be united with England at this point; rather …it was a separate territory which now came under English control to an extent. It wasn't until 1536 that an "Act of Union" was passed between the two countries. From this point English law was to be the only law of Wales (this is no longer true since Wales devolved, a process begun by the Government of Wales Act 1998, and now has its own parliament and the power to legislate). . One can now think of Britain, in a political sense, as being England and Wales united (though geographically speaking one could argue that Britain always referred to the whole island). Later Scotland united too after the Acts of Union 1707 and Great Britain was formed (England, Wales and Scotland). This was also known informally as the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the 18th century, however today's use and the official use of "United Kingdom" refers to when Great Britain then went on to unite with Ireland with the Acts of Union 1800 (later only Northern Ireland remained part of the Kingdom when most of Ireland became independent). . The terms are often used interchangeably and often meant to mean the same thing, but Britain, Great Britain and the UK are not the same thing in a strict sense (hence why there is more than one name). . The strict answer to the question is that Wales became a part of the United Kingdom upon creation of the official United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in 1800 (which is now the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland). . (MORE)
They are known as Welsh. A popular term that is used as a term ofabuse that is intended to deride the Welsh is to use the word asslang for being dishonest, deceitful and lying, but this is not infact the real generic origin of the word. The term 'to Welsh onsomeone' applied originally not as a sligh…t against the Welshpeople but referred to the surname of a dishonest racecoursebook-keeper called John Welsh, who was a notorious fraud andswindler. But nowadays few people know that, and it is usually usedas a racist term deliberately designed to insult the Welsh people. (MORE)