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Gaelic is an adjective that means "pertaining to the Gaels". As a noun it refers to the group of languages spoken by the Gaels, or to any one of the languages individually. Gaelic languages are spoken in Ireland, Scotland, the Isle of Man, and Canada.
- Goidelic languages or Gaelic languages, a linguistic group that is one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic languages; they include:
- Primitive Irish or Archaic Irish, the oldest known form of the Goidelic (Gaëlic) languages.
- Old Irish or Old Gaelic, used c. AD 600–900
- Middle Irish or Middle Gaelic, used c. AD 900–1200
- Irish language (Gaeilge), including Classical Modern Irish and Early Modern Irish, c. 1200-1600)
- Gaelic type, a typeface used in Ireland
- Scottish Gaelic (Gàidhlig), historically sometimes called Erse in Scots and English
- Canadian Gaelic (Gàidhlig Chanada or A' Ghàidhlig Chanadach), a dialect of Scottish Gaelic spoken in Canada
- Manx language (Gaelg or Gailck), Gaelic language with Norse elements
Culture and historyEdit
- Gaelic Ireland, the history of the Gaelic people of Ireland
- Gaelic literature
- Gaelic revival, a movement in the late 19th century to encourage both the use of Irish Gaelic in Ireland and the revival of older Irish cultural practices
- Gaelic-Norse, a people of combined Gaelic-Scandinavian culture influential in the Middle Ages
- Traditional Gaelic music, the music of the Gaelic people
- Gaelic Athletic Association the governing body of Gaelic games such as hurling and Gaelic football ( Éire / Ireland)
- Gaelic games, traditional sports played in Ireland, notably Gaelic football, Gaelic handball, Hurling/Camogie, and Rounders.