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Scots language: A West Germanic variety spoken in southern Scotland and parts of Northern Ireland, which has been identified as either a separate language from English or (over-simplistically) a dialect of English, according to various cultural and linguistic perspectives; shares much with English due to a shared linguistic history, but has developed separately for many centuries. [e]

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  • Indo-European languages [r]: A group of several hundred languages, including the majority of languages spoken in Europe, the Plateau of Iran and the subcontinent of India, that share a considerable common vocabulary and linguistic features. [e]
  • Germanic languages [r]: Branch of the Indo-European language family, initially spoken in northern and central Europe and now spread over many parts of the world. [e]
  • West Germanic languages [r]: Branch of the Germanic language family, broadly comprising all varieties of English (including Scots), German, Dutch, Afrikaans, Yiddish and Frisian. [e]
  • Scotland [r]: A country that forms the northernmost part of the United Kingdom; population about 5,200,000. [e]
  • Northern Ireland [r]: Part of the United Kingdom comprising six of the nine counties of the Irish province of Ulster; population about 1,800,000. [e]

Subtopics

  • Ulster-Scots [r]: Varieties of the Scots language spoken in the north of Ireland. [e]

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