The Linguasphere Register

of the world’s languages and speech communities

The linguascale

Change sector or zone

Geosector 0= AFRICA

Phylosector 1= AFRO-ASIAN

Geosector 2= AUSTRALASIA

Phylosector 3= AUSTRONESIAN

Geosector 4= EURASIA

Phylosector 5= INDO-EUROPEAN

Geosector 6= NORTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 7= SINO-INDIAN

Geosector 8= SOUTH-AMERICA

Phylosector 9= TRANSAFRICAN



Covers the "Celtic", "Gaelic + Welsh" or Gaeilge + Cymraeg set, part of the "Indo-European" intercontinental affinity.

Comprising 1 set of languages (= 5 outer languages) spoken by communities in insular and maritime northwestern Europe, from the Hebridean islands to the Breton peninsula.

The internal unity of the [50] Celtic set appears less close than that of other sets in this phylosector, and there may be a case for regarding the [50] Gaeilge + Gàidhlig (Gaelic) and [50] Cymraeg + Brezhoneg (Britannic) chains as separate components of the Indo-European intercontinental affinity.

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