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    Old Irish ( Goídelc; Irish: Sean-Ghaeilge; Scottish Gaelic: Seann Ghàidhlig; Manx: Shenn Yernish or Shenn Ghaelg; Old Irish: ᚌᚑᚔᚇᚓᚂᚉ), sometimes called Old Gaelic, is the oldest form of the Goidelic for which extensive written texts are extant. It was used from c. 600 to c. 900.

    • 6th century–10th century; evolved into Middle Irish about the 10th century
    • Ireland, Isle of Man, western coast of Great Britain
  2. Irish ( Gaeilge in Standard Irish ), sometimes referred to as Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Insular Celtic branch of the Celtic language family, which is a part of the Indo-European language family. Irish is indigenous to the island of Ireland and was the population's first language until the late 18th century.

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  4. › wiki › Irish_peopleIrish people - Wikipedia

    The terms Irish and Ireland are probably derived from the goddess Ériu. A variety of historical ethnic groups have inhabited the island, including the Airgialla, Fir Ol nEchmacht, Delbhna, Fir Bolg, Érainn, Eóganachta, Mairtine, Conmaicne, Soghain, and Ulaid. In the cases of the Conmaicne, Delbhna, and perhaps Érainn, it can be demonstrated that the tribe took their name from their chief deity, or in the case of the Ciannachta, Eóganachta, and possibly the Soghain, a deified ancestor.

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  5. Old Irish was the Irish language in the Early Middle Ages. People spoke Old Irish in early medieval Ireland , before the year 1000 AD. [1] Old Irish was a Gaelic language , and Gaelic languages like modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic came from it.

  6. Old Irish has three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter; 3 numbers: singular, dual and plural; and 5 cases: nominative, vocative, accusative, genitive and dative. The dual is predominantly preceded by the cardinal number dá "two". The full range of forms is only evident in the noun phrase, where the article causes noun initial mutation ...

  7. Ireland [a] Éire (Irish) Flag Coat of arms Anthem: "Amhrán na bhFiann" Location of Ireland (dark green) – in Europe (green & dark grey) – in the European Union (green) Capital and largest city Dublin Official languages Irish, [b] English Ethnic groups (2016) 92.4% White 2.1% Asian 1.3% Black 1.5% Other 2.6% Not stated Religion (2016) 85.1% Christianity —78.3% Roman Catholic —2.6% ...

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