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This map shows the regions
of the world where Gaulish or Gallic was once spoken (red circle).
Gaulish, along with Celtiberian and Lepontic, was part of the
continental sub-branch of the Celtic branch of Indo-European
languages. When Rome conquered these regions of Europe, Gaulish
died out very early. We know very little about it. All that
survive from Gaulish are a few inscriptions, one fragmentary
text, a small number of words preserved in modern French,
and some proper names like Orgetorix. No languages
closely related to Gaulish survive today, but the insular Celtic
languages are the next most closely related group. They include
Irish Gaelic, Scottish
Gaelic, Welsh, and Breton.
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at email@example.com
for more information. These images are not public domain.