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This name derives from the Old French “Normanz”, meaning “northman, north man” (French: Normandie, Norman: Nourmaundie). Normandy was a province in the North-West of France under the Ancien Régime. Initially populated by Celtic tribes in the West and Belgic tribes in the North East, it was conquered in 98 AD by the Romans and integrated into the province of Gallia Lugdunensis by Augustus. The name literally means "region settled by Vikings, Old norse: “Norðman”, also means “proud, fierce, fiery, strong”.

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