The spread of Celtic culture in Europe:
territory, by the 6th century BC
maximal Celtic expansion, by the 3rd century BC
area of Iberia where Celtic presence is uncertain
This is a list of Celtic tribes, listed in order of the province or the general area in which they lived.
Cisalpine Gaul 
Cisalpine Gaul, meaning literally "Gaul on this side of the Alps", was the Roman name for a region of Italy inhabited by Gauls, roughly corresponding with modern northern Italy.
Transalpine Gaul 
Map of Gaul (58 BC) with important tribes, towns, rivers, etc.
The various Gallic peoples before the Roman conquest
Transalpine Gaul is approximately modern Belgium, France,and Switzerland. At various times it also covered parts of Northern Italy and North central Spain. The Roman province of Gaul included both Celtic speaking and non-Celtic speaking tribes.
List of peoples of Gaul (with their capitals/major settlements):
Iberian Peninsula 
Main language areas in Iberia c. 300 BC
The Celts in the Iberian peninsula were traditionally thought of as living on the edge of the Celtic world of the La Tène culture that defined classical Iron Age Celts. Earlier migrations were Hallstatt in culture and later came La Tene influenced peoples. Celtic or (Indo-European) Pre-Celtic cultures and populations existed in great numbers and Iberia experienced one of the highest levels of Celtic settlement in all of Europe.
Great Britain 
Northern Britain about the year 150 CE
Southern Britain about the year 150 CE
Wales about the year 40 CE
- Ancalites (uncertain: speculatively Hampshire and Wiltshire)
- Atrebates (an important Belgic tribe of Southern England)
- Attacotti (origin uncertain)
- Belgae (Wiltshire and Hampshire)
- Bibroci (mentioned by Caesar, location uncertain but possibly Berkshire)
- Boresti (sometimes Horesti) (In or near Fife, Scotland according to Tacitus)
- Brigantes (an important tribe in most of Northern England and in the south-east corner of Ireland)
- Caereni (far western Highlands)
- Caledones (along the Great Glen)
- Cantiaci (in present-day Kent which preserves the ancient tribal name)
- Carnonacae (western Highlands)
- Carvetii (Cumberland)
- Cassi (mentioned by Caesar, possibly south-east England)
- Cateni (north and west of Sutherland) - they gave the county its Gaelic name Cataibh
- Catuvellauni (Hertfordshire) - Belgic tribe, neighbours of the Iceni, they joined in their rebellion
- Cenimagni (mentioned by Caesar, perhaps the same as the Iceni)
- Corieltauvi (East Midlands including Leicester)
- Corionototae (possibly a tribe) (Northumberland)
- Cornovii (Midlands)
- Cornovii (Caithness)
- Cornovii (Cornwall) (a sub-tribe, or sept, of the Dumnonii)
- Creones (Argyll)
- Damnonii (Southwestern Scotland)
- Decantae or Ducantae (eastern Ross and Black Isle)
- Deceangli (Flintshire, Wales)
- Demetae (Dyfed, Wales)
- Dobunni (Cotswolds and Severn valley)
- Dumnonii (Devon, Cornwall, Somerset)
- Durotriges (Dorset, south Somerset, south Wiltshire)
- Epidii (Kintyre and neighboring islands)
- Gangani (Llŷn Peninsula, Wales)
- Iceni (East Anglia) - under Boudica, they rebelled against Roman rule)
- Lugi (southern Sutherland)
- Novantae (Galloway and Carrick)
- Ordovices (Gwynedd, Wales) - they waged guerrilla warfare from the north Wales hills
- Parisii (East Riding of Yorkshire)
- Regnenses (Hampshire) (a Belgic tribe)
- Scotti (western portion of Scotland)
- Segontiaci (probably south-east England)
- Selgovae (Dumfriesshire and the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright)
- Setantii (possibly a tribe) (Lancashire)
- Silures (south Wales) - resisted the Romans in present-day south Wales
- Smertae (central Sutherland)
- Taexali (Angus and Grampian)
- Trinovantes (Essex) - neighbours of the Iceni, they joined in their rebellion
- Vacomagi (in and around the Cairngorms)
- Venicones (Fife and south-west Tayside in Scotland)
- Votadini (north-east England and south-east Scotland) - they later formed Gododdin
Celtic tribes in Ireland according to Ptolemy
Classical sources 
Central Europe 
- Boii - areas of modern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia
- Cotini - areas of modern Slovakia
- Eravisci - areas of modern Hungary
- Latobrigi - localisation unlcear, possibly Southern Germany or Austria near the Upper Rhine
- Lugii - possibly Germanic; areas of modern Poland
- Osi - areas of modern Slovakia
- Scordisci - areas of modern Serbia, Croatia, Austria, Romania
- Tulingi - possibly Germanic; localisation unclear, possibly Southern Germany, Switzerland or Austria
- Varciani - areas of modern Slovenia, Croatia
- Vindelici - areas of modern Germany
Dacia and Thrace 
Tribes in Thrace before the Roman period.
This list includes tribes parts of which migrated to Dacia and Thrace.
Tribes in Illyricum and environs during AD 6 showing the extent of Celtic influence
This list includes tribes parts of which migrated to Illyria.
In the 3rd century BC, Gauls immigrated from Thrace into the highlands of central Anatolia (modern Turkey).These people, called Galatians, were eventually Hellenized, but retained many of their own traditions.
- Tectosages, in Galatia
- Trocmii, in Galatia
- Tolistobogii, in Galatia
- Aigosages, between Troy and Cyzicus
- Daguteni, in modern Marmara region around Orhaneli
- Trocnades, in Phrygia around modern Sivrihisar
- Inovanteni, east of the Trocnades
- Territory of Gaezatorix, between Bithynia and Galatia at modern Bolu
- Rigosages, unlocated
- Okondiani, between Phrygia and Galatia northeast of modern Akşehir Gölü
See also 
- ^ Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (illustrated ed.). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 198–200. ISBN 1-85109-440-7, ISBN 978-1-85109-440-0.
- ^ a b Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia (illustrated ed.). Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. pp. 224–225. ISBN 1-85109-440-7, ISBN 978-1-85109-440-0.
- ^ John Boardman, I. E. S. Edwards, E. Sollberger, and N. G. L. Hammond, The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. 3, Part 2: The Assyrian and Babylonian Empires and Other States of the Near East, from the Eighth to the Sixth Centuries BC, ISBN 0-521-22717-8, 1992, p. 600: "In the place of the vanished Treres and Tilataei we find the Serdi for whom there is no evidence before the first century BC. It has for long been supposed on convincing linguistic and archeological grounds that this tribe was of Celtic origin"
- ^ Dio Cassius, Earnest Cary, and Herbert B. Foster, Dio Cassius: Roman History, Vol. IX, Books 71-80 (Loeb Classical Library, No. 177), 1927, Index: "... 9, 337, 353 Seras, philosopher, condemned to death, 8. 361 Serdi, Thracian tribe defeated by M. Crassus, 6. 73 Seretium,""
- ^ J. J. Wilkes, The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, p. 140: "... Autariatae at the expense of the Triballi until, as Strabo remarks, they in their turn were overcome by the Celtic Scordisci in the early third century BC ..."
- ^ Frank W. Walbank, Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections, ISBN 0-521-81208-9, 2002, p. 116: "... in A7P 60 (1939) 452 8, is not Antigonus Doson but barbarians from the mainland (either Thracians or Gauls from Tylis) (cf. Rostovizef and Welles (1940) 207-8, Rostovizef (1941) 111, 1645), nor has that inscription anything to do with the Cavan expedition. On ..."
- ^ Adrian Goldsworthy, How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower, ISBN 0-300-13719-2, 2009, p. 105: "... who had moved to the Hungarian Plain. Another tribe, the Bastarnae, may or may not have been Germanic. ..."
- ^ Christopher Webber and Angus McBride, The Thracians 700 BC-AD 46 (Men-at-Arms), ISBN 1-84176-329-2, 2001, p. 12: "... never got near the main body of Roman infantry. The Bastarnae (either Celts or Germans, and `the bravest nation on earth' - Livy ..."
- ^ a b Ioana A. Oltean, Dacia: Landscape, Colonization and Romanization, ISBN 0-415-41252-8, 2007, p. 47.
- ^ a b Ion Grumeza, Dacia: Land of Transylvania, Cornerstone of Ancient Eastern Europe, ISBN 0-7618-4465-1, 2009, p. 51: "In a short time the Dacians imposed their conditions on the Anerati, Boii, Eravisci, Pannoni, Scordisci,"
- ^ A. Mocsy and S. Frere, Pannonia and Upper Moesia. A History of the Middle Danube Provinces of the Roman Empire. p. 14.
- ^ Andrea Faber, Körpergräber des 1.-3. Jahrhunderts in der römischen Welt: internationales Kolloquium, Frankfurt am Main, 19.-20. November 2004, ISBN 3-88270-501-9, p. 144.
- ^ Velika Dautova-Ruševljan and Miroslav Vujović, Rimska vojska u Sremu, 2006, p. 131: "extended as far as Ruma whence continued the territory of another community named after the Celtic tribe of Cornacates"
- ^ Géza Alföldy, Noricum, Tome 3 of History of the Provinces of the Roman Empire, 1974, p. 69.
- ^ Alan Bowman, Edward Champlin, and Andrew Lintott, The Cambridge Ancient History, Vol. 10: The Augustan Empire, 43 BC-AD 69, 1996, p. 580: "... 580 I3h. DANUBIAN AND BALKAN PROVINCES Tricornenses of Tricornium (Ritopek) replaced the Celegeri, the Picensii of Pincum ..."
- ^ Dubravka Balen-Letunič, 40 godina arheoloških istraživanja u sjeverozapadnoj Hrvatskoj, 1986, p. 52: "and the Celtic Serretes"
- ^ John T. Koch, Celtic culture: a historical encyclopedia, ISBN 1-85109-440-7, 2006, p. 907.
- ^ a b J. J. Wilkes, The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, p. 81: "In Roman Pannonia the Latobici and Varciani who dwelt east of the Venetic Catari in the upper Sava valley were Celtic but the Colapiani of ..."
- ^ J. J. Wilkes, The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, p. 140: "... Autariatae at the expense of the Triballi until, as Strabo remarks, they in their turn were overcome by the Celtic Scordisci in the early third century"
- ^ Wilkes, J. J. The Illyrians, 1992,ISBN 0-631-19807-5,page 217,"... with high mountains, Siculotae (24), Glintidiones (44) and Scirtari, who dwelt along the border with Macedonia. In northeast Bosnia the Dindari are located by the record of one of their chiefs (principes) in the Drina valley"
- ^ Population and economy of the eastern part of the Roman province of Dalmatia, 2002, ISBN 1-84171-440-2, p. 24: "the Dindari were a branch of the Scordisci"
- ^ J. J. Wilkes, The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, p. 217.
- ^ J. J. Wilkes, Dalmatia, Tome 2 of History of the Provinces of the Roman Empire, 1969, pp. 154 and 482.
- ^ Charles Anthon, A Classical Dictionary: Containing The Principal Proper Names Mentioned In Ancient Authors, Part One, 2005, p. 539: "... Tor, " elevated," " a mountain. (Strabo, 293)"; "the Iapodes (Strabo, 313), a Gallo-Illyrian race occupying the valleys of ..."
- ^ J. J. Wilkes, The Illyrians, 1992, ISBN 0-631-19807-5, p. 79: "along with the evidence of name formulae, a Venetic element among the Japodes. A group of names identified by Alföldy as of Celtic origin: Ammida, Andes, Iaritus, Matera, Maxa,"
- ^ William M. Ramsay, Historical Commentary on Galatians, 1997, p. 302: "... these adaptable Celts were Hellenized early. The term Gallograecia, compared with Themistius' (p. 360) Γαλατία ..."
- ^ Roger D. Woodard, The Ancient Languages of Asia Minor, 2008, p. 72: "... The Phrygian elite (like the Galatian) was quickly Hellenized linguistically; the Phrygian tongue was devalued and found refuge only ..."
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j Prifysgol Cymru, University of Wales, A Detailed Map of Celtic Settlements in Galatia, Celtic Names and La Tène Material in Anatolia, the Eastern Balkans, and the Pontic Steppes.