The Celtici were a Celtic tribe of the Iberian peninsula, akin either to the Lusitanians and Gallaecians or the Celtiberians, living in what today are the provinces of Alentejo and the Algarve in Portugal, though some migrated north alongside the Turduli. Their presence was the result of a third or even fourth wave of migrations of Celts (or other speakers of Indo-European languages) into Iberia. Their migration most likely occurred in the 4th century BC, coming from the La Tène culture.

Their main cities were Lacobriga (probably Lagos in the Algarve), Caepiana (in Alentejo), Braetolaeum, Miróbriga (near Santiago do Cacém), Arcobriga, Meribriga, Catraleucus, Turres, Albae and Arandis (near Ourique).They appear to be the main group responsible for the "celticization" of the Conii, in the Algarve.


*Mattoso, José (dir.), História de Portugal. Primeiro Volume: Antes de Portugal, Lisboa, Círculo de Leitores, 1992. (in Portuguese)
*cite journal
title=The Celts of the Southwestern Iberian Peninsula
journal=e-Keltoi: Journal of Interdisciplinary Celtic Studies

ee also

*History of Portugal
*Prehistoric Iberia
*Timeline of Portuguese history
**Pre-Roman Western Iberia (Before the 3rd century BC)
**Roman Lusitania and Gallaecia (3rd century BC to 4th century AD)
*Pre-Roman peoples of the Iberian Peninsula
*Names of the Celts
*List of Celtic place names in Portugal

External links

* [http://www.arqueotavira.com/Mapas/Iberia/Populi.htm Detailed map of the Pre-Roman Peoples of Iberia (around 200 BC)]

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