Scottish Gaelic

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Scottish Gaelic

Iain Taylor, Thu, 2016-03-31 05:31
Regarding: 
Location
ISO 639-3: 
gla

Scottish Gaelic is spoken by the majority of people in the Western Isles of Scotland (52%). Other areas with substantial percentages are the islands of Tiree (38%), Raasay (30%), Skye (29%), Lismore (27%) and Colonsay (20%). The cities of Glasgow and Edinburgh contain 5,726 and 3,220 Gaelic speakers respectively.

Editorial Action

We will update what we show for the location of Scottish Gaelic [gla] speakers in the United Kingdom for the 20th edition of the Ethnologue.

Scottish Gaelic

Iain Taylor, Thu, 2016-03-31 05:22
Regarding: 
Population
ISO 639-3: 
gla

Census 2011 gives a figure of 57,375 Gaelic speakers in Scotland and a total of 87,056 people with any Gaelic language skills.

Editorial Action

We will update our speaker population figures for Scottish Gaelic [gla] for the 20th edition of the Ethnologue.

Scottish Gaelic

Iain Taylor, Thu, 2016-03-31 05:15
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Alternate Names
ISO 639-3: 
gla

Scottish Gaelic is not known as Albannach Gaidhlig which is not a possible construction in the language.

Editorial Action

We will remove this name from the Scottish Gaelic [gla] entry for the 20th edition of the Ethnologue.