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Gaeltacht

Gaedhealtacht (ˈɡeɪlˌtæxt, ˈɡaɛl-)

noun
  1. any of the regions in Ireland in which Irish Gaelic is the vernacular speech. The form Gaeltacht is sometimes also used to mean the region of Scotland in which Scottish Gaelic is spokenSee also Gaidhealtachd

Word Origin

C20: from Irish Gaelic
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