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Gaelic (pronounced /ˈɡlɪk/ for Irish Gaelic and /ˈɡælɪk/ for Scottish Gaelic) is an adjective that means "pertaining to the Gaels". It may refer to:


  • Goidelic languages or Gaelic languages, a linguistic group that is one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic languages, including:
    • 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)
    • 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 the Canadian Maritime region
    • Manx language (Gaelg or Gailck), Gaelic language with Norse elements

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