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Irish

irish

Classification: Indo-European – Celtic – Insular – Goidelic – Irish

Number of speakers: 276,310 L1, plus around 1,000,000 L2, a total of about 1,276,310

Countries where it is spoken: Ireland and the UK

Varieties:

  • Western Irish / Connacht Irish (Ireland)
  • Southern Irish / Munster Irish (Ireland)
  • Northern Irish / Ulster Irish (Ireland and the UK)

Example: (An Caighdeán Oifigiúil – Official Standard Irish)

Saolaítear na daoine uile saor agus comhionann ina ndínit agus ina gcearta. Tá bua an réasúin agus an choinsiasa acu agus dlíd iad féin d’iompar de mheon bráithreachais i leith a chéile.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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