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  2. The Celtic languages ( usually / ˈkɛltɪk /, but sometimes / ˈsɛltɪk / in the United States) [1] are a group of related languages descended from Proto-Celtic. They form a branch of the Indo-European language family. [2]

  3. The Celtic languages are a language family inside of Indo-European languages. There are six Celtic languages still spoken in the world today, spoken in north-west Europe. They are divided into two groups, Goidelic (or Gaelic) and the Brythonic (or British). The three Goidelic languages still spoken are Irish, Scottish, and Manx.

  4. Celtiberian or Northeastern Hispano-Celtic (3rd to 1st century BC) [1] is the name given to the language in northeast Iberia, between the headwaters of the Douro, Tagus, Júcar and Turía rivers and the Ebro river. It is attested in some 200 inscriptions as well as place names. It is distinct from Iberian.

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    • Insular Celtic as a language area
    • Possible pre-Celtic substratum

    Insular Celtic languages are the group of Celtic languages of Brittany, Great Britain, Ireland, and the Isle of Man. All surviving Celtic languages are in the Insular group, including Breton, which is spoken on continental Europe in Brittany, France. The Continental Celtic languages, although once quite widely spoken in mainland Europe and in Anato...

    In order to show that shared innovations are from a common descent it is necessary that they do not arise because of language contact after initial separation. A language area can result from widespread bilingualism, perhaps because of exogamy, and absence of sharp sociolinguistic division.

    Insular Celtic, unlike Continental Celtic, shares some structural characteristics with various Afro-Asiatic languages which are rare in other Indo-European languages. These similarities include verb–subject–object word order, singular verbs with plural post-verbal subjects, a genitive construction similar to construct state, prepositions with fused...

  5. Western Hispano-Celtic is a term that has been proposed for a dialect continuum, ranging from Celtic Gallaecian, Tartessian (according to Koch and others) to Lusitanian, which has sometimes been labelled "para-Celtic", located in the Iberian peninsula west of an imaginary line running north–south linking Oviedo and Mérida.

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