|Native to||Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man|
|Era||Evolved into Early Modern Irish/Classical Gaelic about the 12th century|
|Latin (Gaelic alphabet)|
Middle Irish (sometimes called Middle Gaelic) is the Goidelic language which was spoken in Ireland, most of Scotland and the Isle of Man from the 10th to 12th centuries; it is therefore a contemporary of late Old English and early Middle English. The modern Goidelic languages—Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx—are all descendants of Middle Irish.
- Mittleman, Josh. Concerning the name Deirdre. Quote: "Early Gaelic (a.k.a. Old Irish) is the form of Gaelic used in Ireland and parts of Scotland from roughly 600 - 900 AD. Middle Gaelic (a.k.a. Middle Irish) was used from roughly 900 - 1200 AD, while Common Classical Gaelic (a.k.a. Early Modern Irish, Common Literary Gaelic, etc.) was used from roughly 1200 - 1700 AD". Medieval Scotland. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
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|For a list of words relating to Middle Irish, see the Middle Irish language category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.|