Primitive Irish or Archaic Irish (Irish: Gaeilge Ársa), also called Proto-Goidelic, is the oldest known form of the Goidelic languages. It is known only from fragments, mostly personal names, inscribed on stone in the ogham alphabet in Ireland and western Great Britain between the 4th and the 6th century AD.
|Native to||Ireland, Isle of Man, western coast of Britain|
|Region||Ireland and Britain|
|Era||Evolved into Old Irish about the 6th century AD|
Map of locations where orthodox ogham inscriptions have been found.