a historic region in SW Scotland.
one of a Scottish breed of beef cattle having a coat of curly, black hair.
one of a Scottish breed of small, strong horses. Unabridged
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Galloway (ˈɡæləˌweɪ)
1.  an area of SW Scotland, on the Solway Firth: consists of the former counties of Kirkcudbright and Wigtown, now part of Dumfries and Galloway; in the west is a large peninsula, the Rhinns of Galloway, with the Mull of Galloway, a promontory, at the south end of it (the southernmost point of Scotland)Related: Gallovidian, Galwegian
2.  a breed of hardy beef cattle, usually black, originally bred in Galloway
Related: Gallovidian, Galwegian

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Word Origin & History

district in southwestern Scotland, M.L. Gallovidia, from Welsh Gallwyddel, Ir. Gallgaidhil, lit. "foreign Gaels."
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traditional region, southwestern Scotland, comprising the historic counties of Kirkcudbrightshire and Wigtownshire, which form the central and western portions of Dumfries and Galloway council area. Galloway is bounded by the historic county of Ayrshire (council areas of South Ayrshire and East Ayrshire) on the north, the historic county of Dumfriesshire on the east, the Solway Firth and Irish Sea on the southeast, and the North Channel on the southwest.

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