|Region||Northwest Highlands, Western Isles|
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Mid-Minch Gaelic (Scottish Gaelic: Gàidhlig meadhan na mara) is a currently developing pan-regional form of Scottish Gaelic, loosely based on the surviving dialects of Scottish Gaelic with considerable numbers of speakers. It has also been referred to by a number of other names, such as Standard Hebridean, BBC Gaelic, Standard Gaelic (Gàidhlig bhun-tomhasach) or Mixed Gaelic (Gàidhlig Mheasgaichte).
These are mostly concentrated around the North-West Highlands and Islands, including Wester Ross, the Outer Hebrides and Skye. As these cluster around The Minch, this variety has been dubbed Mid-Minch Gaelic.
As is generally the case with dialect levelling, this process is fuelled both by the emergence of Gaelic mass-media such as Radio nan Gàidheal and BBC Alba, Gaelic medium education, the decline of the so-called peripheral dialects (e.g. East Sutherland or Perthshire) and greater migration and urbanisation, leading to dialect mixing.
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