Shelta

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A language of Ireland

Alternate Names
Cant, Gammon, Irish Traveler Cant, Sheldru, The Cant
Population

6,000 in Ireland. Population total all countries: 86,000.

Language Status

6a (Vigorous).

Dialects

None known. Based largely on Irish [gle] with influence from an undocumented source.

Other Comments

The secret language, or cryptolect, of Travellers in the British Isles. Not Gypsies.