Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig) is a member of the Goidelic branch of Celtic languages, and is distinct from the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages, which includes Welsh, Cornish, and Breton. .[
Scottish, Manx and Irish (collectively called the "Goidelic languages") are all descended from Middle Irish, and share an ancestry going back to Old Irish and Primitive Irish. Other common names for Scottish Gaelic are Scots Gaelic and Highland Gaelic.[
Outside Scotland, it is occasionally also called Scottish, particularly when being compared to Irish and Manx, though Scottish Gaelic should not be confused with the Scots language (Lowland Scots, Lallans), which is an Anglic language descended from Old English. Within Scotland, the language is called Gàidhlig while outside Scotland it is usually referred to as Gaelic.[
The 2001 UK Census showed a total of 58,652 Gaelic speakers in Scotland (1.2% of population over three years old). ompared to the 1991 Census, there has been a diminution of approximately 7,300 people (11% of the total), showing a decline in Gaelic. By 1991, attempts at language revival or reversing language shift had met with limited success, and there has been an increase in young Gaelic speakers. (Ref: Wikipedia)
Scottish Gaelic on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Scottish Gaelic you may search by any of the following terms:
Britain British England English Gaelic Gaeilge Gaidhlig Goidelic Great Highland Isles Kingdom Scotch Scotland Scots Scottish Scotts UK United
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages. The traveller in Scotland may not be precisely certain which language is in use, and can search using more general terms such as 'Scottish''.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of herring, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'scottish herring' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches such as 'Scottish' may help in a successful search.
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