Monday, September 10, 2007

Scotland is a land of diverse linguistic and cultural heritage. Various languages spoken there over the years fall into two general categories; Germanic languages and Celtic languages. The classification of the Pictish language remains controversial, but it is generally assumed to be another Celtic language. Today, the primary languages spoken are Scottish English, (Lowland) Scots and Scottish Gaelic.

Celtic languages

Main article: Scottish Gaelic language Goidelic languages

Main article: Cumbric language Pictish language

Main article: Germanic languages Germanic languages

Main article: Scots languageLanguage in Scotland Scots language

Main article: Scottish English Norn language
The Romani language has also been spoken in Scotland, but it is more or less dead. It has lent Scotland's other languages a number of loanwords, and has also had an effect on the Gaelic of the Travelling Community.

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