The Siceliotes, a term derived from ancient Greek, were the inhabitants of the Greek cities of Sicily.
They initially spread to the eastern and southern coasts of the island in the main cities: Syrakousai, Ghelas and Akragas.
The Siceliotes were given this name to distinguish them from the Greeks who lived in Greece and Magna Graecia (who called themselves “Italiotes”) and from the native island populations such as the Sicels, the Sicani and the Elymians.