Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic
Gaeilge
A language in the Goidelic Language Family[1] [2].

Alternative Names Irish, Gaelic

Origin Ireland
Writing System Irish alphabet (derived from Latin)
In Use circa 300 to the present

Official/National
Language of
Ireland[2]
Also Spoken in United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Canada
Native Speakers ~350,000[2]
Non-Native Speakers Unknown
Regulated by Foras na Gaeilge

ISO 639-1 Code GA[2]
ISO 639-2 Code GLE[2]
ISO 639-3 Code GLE[2]

Pronunciation
English
Irish Gaelic
Unknown
Unknown


Contents

History of Irish Gaelic

See: Irish Gaelic/history


Irish Gaelic in Other Languages

See: Irish Gaelic/translate


Dialects of Irish Gaelic

Teaching Materials for Irish Gaelic

Text Sample

Latin Script

Saoláitear na daoine uile saor agus comhionann ina ndínit agus ina gcearta. Tá bauidh an réasúin agus an choinsiasa acu agus dlíd iad féin d’iompar de mheon bhráithreachais i leith a chéile.
-Article 1, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights[3]

Gaelic Script

Saoláitear na daoine uile saor agus coṁionann ina ndínit agus ina gcearta. Tá bauiḋ an réasúin agus an ċoinsiasa acu agus dlíd iad féin d’iompar de ṁeon ḃráiṫreaċais i leiṫ a ċéile.
-Article 1, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights[3]

Sources

  1. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Irish language. (2008, July 12). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 08:09, July 14, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Irish_language&oldid=225174065
  3. 3.0 3.1 Unicode Consortium, “UDHR in Unicode - Translations sorted by name,” http://www.unicode.org/udhr/index_by_name.html, 2/18/08.
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