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The White Cliffs of Dover may have given rise to the name Albion

Albion (Ancient Greek: Ἀλβίων{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is the oldest known name of the island of Great Britain. Today, it is still sometimes used poetically to refer to the island. The name for Scotland in the Celtic languages is related to Albion: Alba in Scottish Gaelic, Alba (genitive Alban, dative Albain) in Irish, Nalbin in Manx and Alban in Welsh, Cornish and Breton. These names were later Latinised as Albania and Anglicised as Albany, which were once alternative names for Scotland.

New Albion and Albionoria ("Albion of the North") were briefly suggested as names of Canada during the period of the Canadian Confederation.<ref name="other">How Canada Got Its Name - Origin of the Name Canada</ref><ref>Naming Canada: stories about Canadian place names, Alan Rayburn</ref> Captain Arthur Phillip originally named the Sydney Cove "New Albion", but for uncertain reasons the colony acquired the name "Sydney".<ref>Rosalind Miles (2001) Who Cooked the Last Supper: The Women's History of the World Three Rivers Press. ISBN 0-609-80695-5 [1]</ref><ref name="manly.nsw.gov.au">http://www.manly.nsw.gov.au/council/about-manly/manly-heritage--history/</ref><ref>http://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/discover_collections/history_nation/terra_australis/letters/phillip/index.html</ref>


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