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[ScG dubhghall, dark stranger, i.e. Dane].

Shadowy but historical figure from 12th-century Gaelic Scotland, eldest and most important son of the powerful leader Somerled. He was the progenitor of the Clan MacDhùghaill [MacDougall, MacDugald, etc.] of Dunollie in north Strathclyde (until 1974, Argyllshire), near Oban.

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