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Scotia was originally the Latin name for Ireland (also known to the Romans as Hibernia). Use of the name shifted in the Middle ages to designate Scotland, since many of the Irish Scotii colonised that area which the Romans referred to as Caledonia.

Nowadays, the term can still be found in Nova Scotia, or New Scotland, a Canadian province.

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