Gaeltacht

Gaedhealtacht (ˈɡeɪlˌtæxt, ˈɡaɛl-)

/ (ˈɡɛːltəxt) /

noun

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

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
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Word Origin for Gaeltacht

C20: from Irish Gaelic
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