Wales

The older form in Wealhas (plural of Wealth), an Anglo-Saxon word denoting foreigners, and applied by them to the ancient Britons; hence, also, Corn-wall, the horn occupied by the same “refugees.” Wälschland is a German name for Italy; Valais are the non-German districts of Switzerland; the parts about Liège constitute the Walloon country. The Welsh proper are Cimbri, and those driven thither by the Teutonic invaders were refugees or strangers. (See Walnut.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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