Scottish Gaelic
Pronounce [ˈkaːlɪkʲ]
Country United Kingdom, Canada
Region Scotland; Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
Ethnicity Scottish people
57,000 fluent L1 and L2 speakers in Scotland (2011)
87,000 people in Scotland reported having some Gaelic language ability in 2011; 1,300 fluent in Nova Scotia
Early Forms
Scottish Gaelic orthography (Latin script)
AreaNorth and central counties of Ross, islands of Hebrides and Skye, Glasgow. Also in Australia, Canada, United States.
Language Sites
ISO 639-1 gd
ISO 639-2 gla
ISO 639-3 gla
Glottolog scot1245
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2011 distribution of Gaelic speakers in Scotland
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