Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Gaelic Language In Nova Scotia

Gaelic is alive and well in Nova Scotia despite decades of negative pressure from government officials in the past.  Nova Scotia is one of the few areas in the New World with an indigenous Gaelic speaking population.  30% of Nova Scotians are of Gaelic ancestry and interest in the language is growing now.  The Gaelic there is Scots' Gaidhlig, which shares many characteristics with Ulster Gaelic.  Gaelic in Ulster is influenced by the historical ties between the Hebrides and Argyll and Ulster.   For centuries many west Highland and Hebridean families migrated to Ulster.  Link to news story:  Nova Scotia Gaelic

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