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Scotti was the generic name given by the Romans to Gaelic raiders from Ireland. Some of them, from the Kingdom of Dal Riata, in what is now Ulster, settled in Argyll (East Gaels), where they established the Kingdom of Dalriada. In time the name became applied to all the people within the regions successive generations conquered, hence the modern words Scot and Scotland. It is not believed that any Gaelic groups called themselves Scotti in ancient times, except when referring to themselves in Latin.
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