Scots Gaelic

Scottish Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic: Gàidhlig; [ˈkaːlikʲ] About this sound listen ), sometimes also called Gaelic, is a Celtic language native to Scotland. A member of the Goidelic branch of the Celtic languages, Scottish Gaelic, like Modern Irish and Manx, developed out of Middle Irish, and thus is ultimately descended from Old Irish.The 2001 census of Scotland showed that a total of 58,652 (1.2% of the Scottish population aged over three years old) in Scotland could speak Gaelic at that time, with the Outer Hebrides being the main stronghold of the language. The census results indicate a decline of 7,300 Gaelic speakers from 1991.
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  • “Yes” vote would be good for .scot

    … has .sd. One alternative put forward is .ab, which could be used to represent Alba, the Scots Gaelic name for Scotland. But it’s hardly a commonly known name outside Scotland (even in the rest of the UK) and there are only 57,000 native Scots Gaelic speakers in a Scottish population of 5.3 million. It seems pretty clear that if .scot goes up…

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