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This map shows the regions
of the world where Irish Gaelic is commonly spoken (red circle).
Currently 500,000 people still speak Irish Gaelic, but most
of them are bilingual. They speak English as the primary language
of trade and government.
Irish Gaelic comes from
the Celtic branch of Indo-European. It is closely related to
the Goidelic languages of Scots
Gaelic and the extinct language of Manx.
It is somewhat more distantly related to the Brytonic Breton,
Welsh, and the extinct language
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.