The Normans (French: Normands; Laitin: Nortmanni) wur the fowk who gave thair name tae Normandy, a region in northren Fraunce. Thay wur descendit frae Viking conquerors o the territory an the native Merovingian cultur formed frae Salian Franks an Roman Gauls (see Gallo-Roman cultur). Thair distinct identity emerged ineetially in the first hauf o the 10t century, an gradually evolved ower succeedin centuries.
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In Normandy the conquering northmen had assimilated... the indigenous Frankish and Gallo-Roman peoples...