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Albany is a common place name. It is derived from Alba (Gaelic for Scotland) and its Latinisation, Albania. In older English it is used to mean Scotland generally, and in particular the part of Scotland north of the Firth of Forth and Firth of Clyde. It is also the archaic name for Albania, the modern sovereign state in south-eastern Europe. The two have nothing in common and are uncorrelated. <!-- The alb in albania, albion (= Ancient Gallo-Latin name for Britain, Albiōn (Middle Welsh Albbu, Old Irish Albu), is from Proto-Celtic *albiyo- (“‘world’”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂élbʰos, *álbʰos (“‘white’”), whence also Latin albus (“‘white’”) and Ancient Greek ἀλφός (alphos), “‘whiteness, white leprosy’”). The primary meaning of Common Celtic word is "upper world" (as opposed to underworld), with semasiological development similar to e.g. Russian свет (svet), “‘world; light’”). - Source: Wikipedia

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