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Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula

Main language areas in Iberia c. 300 BC

This is a list of the Pre-Roman people of the Iberian peninsula (the Roman Hispania, i. e., modern Portugal, Spain and Andorra). Some closely fit the concept of a people, ethnic group or tribe. Others are confederations or even unions of tribes.


  • Non-Indo-European speakers 1
    • Aquitani 1.1
    • Iberians 1.2
  • Indo-European speakers 2
    • Celtic 2.1
    • Lusitanians-Vettones (Celtic? Pre-Celtic Indo-European?) 2.2
    • Turdetani (Celtic? Pre-Celtic Indo-European?) 2.3
    • Allegedly Germanic Peoples 2.4
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Non-Indo-European speakers



Indo-European speakers


Lusitanians-Vettones (Celtic? Pre-Celtic Indo-European?)

Turdetani (Celtic? Pre-Celtic Indo-European?)

Allegedly Germanic Peoples

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e Jorge de Alarcão, “Novas perspectivas sobre os Lusitanos (e outros mundos)”, in Revista portuguesa de Arqueologia, vol. IV, n° 2, 2001, p. 312 e segs.
  2. ^ Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (illustrated ed.). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 198–200. ISBN 1-85109-440-7, ISBN 978-1-85109-440-0. ^ Jump up to: a b Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (illustrated ed.). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 224–225. ISBN 1-85109-440-7, ISBN 978-1-85109-440-0.
  • Alberro, Manuel and Arnold, Bettina (eds.), e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies, Volume 6: The Celts in the Iberian Peninsula, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Center for Celtic Studies, 2005.
  • Haywood, John. (2001). Atlas of the Celtic World. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0500051097 ISBN 978-0500051092
  • Kruta, Venceslas. (2000). Les Celtes, Histoire et Dictionnaire. Paris: Éditions Robert Laffont, coll. « Bouquins ». ISBN 2-7028-6261-6.

External links

  • Detailed map of the Pre-Roman Peoples of Iberia (around 200 BC)
  • Map with Ancient Greek references
  • 51 complete works of authors from Classical Antiquity (Greek and Roman)
  • Pliny the Elder text of Naturalis Historia (Natural History) – books 3–6 (Geography and Ethnography)
  • Strabo's text of De Geographica (The Geography)
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