list of ethnic groups

English translation: Silures

01:47 Oct 1, 2011
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Media / Multimedia / TV debate
English term or phrase: list of ethnic groups
I am transcribing this TV debate ready to be translated. After trying to google the different ethnic groups this man mentioned, I am non the wiser. He starts listing these groups at 10:18 of the below video, towards the end;
"the Picks?, the Celts, the Sillers?, the Angles, the Saxons..." Am I hearing this correctly, Picks and Sillers?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9CHz550znk&feature=related
trsk2000 (X)
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:24
Selected answer:Silures
Explanation:
It certainly sounds like Sillers. The only name I have been able to find fairly similar to this is the Silures, as given in this extract from a BBC page as inhabitants of Britain around the time of the Roman invasion.

"Image of axe and shield The defeated Iron Age tribes of Britain © At the end of the Iron Age (roughly the last 700 years BC), we get our first eye-witness accounts of Britain from Greco-Roman authors, not least Julius Caesar who invaded in 55 and 54 BC. These reveal a mosaic of named peoples (Trinovantes, Silures, Cornovii, Selgovae, etc), but there is little sign such groups had any sense of collective identity any more than the islanders of AD 1000 all considered themselves 'Britons'."
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Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 03:24
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Silures


Explanation:
It certainly sounds like Sillers. The only name I have been able to find fairly similar to this is the Silures, as given in this extract from a BBC page as inhabitants of Britain around the time of the Roman invasion.

"Image of axe and shield The defeated Iron Age tribes of Britain © At the end of the Iron Age (roughly the last 700 years BC), we get our first eye-witness accounts of Britain from Greco-Roman authors, not least Julius Caesar who invaded in 55 and 54 BC. These reveal a mosaic of named peoples (Trinovantes, Silures, Cornovii, Selgovae, etc), but there is little sign such groups had any sense of collective identity any more than the islanders of AD 1000 all considered themselves 'Britons'."


    Reference: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/british_prehistory/peop...
Martin Riordan
Brazil
Local time: 03:24
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
thank you for your help

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Charles Davis: Must be. They were the Welsh resistance ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silures ). If you've only ever seen the word "Silures" on paper you might well pronouce it "Sillers" (like "denchers" for "dentures").
2 hrs
  -> Thanks, Charles! Yes, the pronunciation fits well.

agree  Jack Doughty: And Picks is actually Picts.
3 hrs
  -> Thanks, Jack!

agree  Sheila Wilson: good research
4 hrs
  -> Thank you, Sheila!

agree  Jenni Lukac (X)
4 hrs
  -> Thanks, Jenny.

agree  Phong Le
5 hrs
  -> Thanks, Phong Le.
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