Western Gaul - Poitou

Gaul (Modern day France)

In the late fourth century some Taifali were settled within the Roman Empire, notably in Aquitaine, western Gaul in the modern province of Poitou. They subsequently supplied mounted units to the Roman army and continued to be a significant source of cavalry for early Merovingian armies. By the sixth century their region of western Gaul had acquired a distinct identity as Thifalia (or Theiphalia).