Saturday, May 2, 2015

The diaspora and the Irish language

There are far more Americans, Australians, and Canadians of Irish descent than there are Irish citizens. (The population of Ireland is only about 6.4 million, making it roughly the size of Tennessee, in terms of people.) 

The Irish diaspora may be contributing to a minor revival in the Irish language. (While Irish was "revived" as a language some time ago, English is the language that most people in Ireland use on a day-to-day basis.)