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What was the earliest-known name for the island of Britain?

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Asked by Jaya Mali, 11 May '10 02:54 pm
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Insula Albionum
Answered by joyoti sen, 11 May '10 02:56 pm

 
  
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Albion or insula Albionum
Answered by Anil K Chugh, 11 May '10 04:43 pm

 
  
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It's well-known as Albion...!
Answered by Dil Se, 11 May '10 03:03 pm

 
  
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Albion. Curious indeed.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 11 May '10 02:55 pm

 
  
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Various terms are used to describe the different (and sometimes overlapping) geographical and political areas of the islands of Great Britain, Ireland, and surrounding islands. The terminology is often a source of confusion, partly owing to the similarity between some of the actual words used, but also because they are often used loosely. The purpose of this article is to explain the meanings of and relationships among those terms.

In brief, the main terms and their simple explanations are as follows.

* Geographical terms:
o The British Isles is an archipelago consisting of the two large islands of Great Britain and Ireland, and many smaller surrounding islands.
o Great Britain is the largest island of the archipelago.[1][2][3]

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o Ireland is the second largest island of the archipelago and lies directly to the west of Great Britain.
o The full list of islands in the British Isles includes over 1,000 islands,[4] of which 51 h ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 11 May '10 04:11 pm

 
  
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Insula Albionum
Answered by anil garg, 30 Mar '12 12:04 am

 
  
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