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Anglo-Saxons is the term usually uised to describe the invading Germanic tribes in the sooth an aest o Great Breetain frae the early 5t century AD, an their creation o the Inglis nation, tae the Norman conquest o 1066. The Benedictine monk, Bede, identified them as the descendants o three Germanic tribes:

The Angles, who may hae come frae Angeln (in modern Germany), an Bede wrote that their whole nation came tae Breetain, leaving their former land empty. The name Ingland (Old Inglish: Engla land or Ængla land) originates from this tribe). The Saxons, frae Lower Saxony (in modern Germany; German: Niedersachsen), an Holland The Jutes, frae the Jutland peninsula (in modern Denmark; Danish: Jylland) Their language, Old Inglis, derives frae "Ingvaeonic" Wast Germanic dialects an transformed into Middle Inglis frae the 11t century. Old Inglis wis divided into fower main dialects: Wast Saxon, Mercian, Northumbrian an Kentish.