From 'People of the Horn' to the 'Little Fortress': Fascinating maps reveal the literal translation of every county in the UK

The UK is known for having a rich and diverse history attracting Roman, Celtic and Anglo-Saxon settlers.
And a series of fascinating maps have revealed exactly how early pioneers left their mark through county place names that are still in use today.
They show the literal translation of the county names, which include Cornwall being known as 'People of the Horn', which comes from the original Celtic tribal name, Cornowii.
Other interesting translations include Shetland, which can be translated into Hilt Land in Old Norse, which literally means the handle of a sword.
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4 April 2018 in Travel, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail

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