Insular Celtic languages

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 Anatolia,[1] are extinct.

Insular Celtic
(generally accepted)
Brittany, Cornwall, Ireland, the Isle of Man, Scotland, and Wales
Linguistic classificationIndo-European
  • Celtic
    • Nuclear Celtic
      • Gaulish–Goidelic–Brittonic
        • Insular Celtic

Six Insular Celtic languages are extant (in all cases written and spoken) in two distinct groups:

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