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    Were the Teutons really Germanic?

    I have heard and read numerous times that the Teutons were actually a Celtic tribe and not Germanic. It has been suggested that the word Teutone derives from the Celtic word tuath meaning "the people" or "the tribe". Do you think this is true?

    Wikipedia also states: "The word Teutonic derives at once from both the Latin name for a tribe who were thought by the Romans to be Germanic, the Teutone, and from the Germanic word tiutisch (New High German deutsch = German), originally meaning belonging to the people."

    I think, regardless of whether the Teutons were actually Germanic or not, that this helps demonstrate how close the ancient Celts and Germans really were to each other.

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    Question Re: Were the Teutons really Germanic?

    In addition I'd like to hear opinions about whether Germanic is a strict racial concept or just denoting races with a long history in Greater Germany (in which Swedish nationalists, for example Herman Lundborg, have often included Sweden).

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