Irish Gaelic language Glasgow Scotland
We have been providing Irish Gaelic language translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing services for close to ten years. Thanks to our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists, we make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need. Contact Irish Gaelic language Glasgow Scotland today.
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Facts about Irish Gaelic language
- Irish Gaelic is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European family that originated in Ireland. The Irish brought it with them to other regions, notably Scotland and the Isle of Man, where Irish Gaelic gave rise to Scottish Gaelic and Manx, respectively.
- Irish is the first language of an Irish minority group called Gaeilgeoirí; there are around 140,000 native speakers. The total number of speakers is close to 1,165,000 (around 18% of the Irish population).
- Irish Gaelic is the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland and is an officially recognised minority language in Northern Ireland.
- Gaeltacht is an Irish-language word that denotes any primarily Irish-speaking region. In Ireland, the term refers to the districts where Irish is recognised by the government as the predominant vernacular, i.e. the language spoken at home.
Irish Gaelic suffered greatly on account of the increasing power of the English state in Ireland. Elizabethan officials saw Irish as a threat to all things English in Ireland. The Irish language’s decline began in the 17th century, under English rule. After the Great Famine of 1845-52, as a result of which Ireland lost close to 25% of its population due to either emigration or death, the number of Irish speakers fell drastically. By the end of British rule, Irish was used by less than 15% of the population. Since then, Irish speakers have been the minority, even in areas officially designated as the Gaeltacht.