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Ireland

Ireland Language Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
English > Conversational English prevalence 6% 2000 27th out of 27
English status National language. Bible 1535-1989. 1989
French > Conversational French prevalence 17% 2000 6th out of 27
German > Conversational German prevalence 6% 2000 19th out of 27
Italian > Conversational Italian prevalence 1% 2000 22nd out of 27
Languages English (official) is the language generally used, Irish (Gaelic or Gaeilge) (official) spoken mainly in areas located along the western seaboard 2008
Linguistic diversity index 0.223 2009 134th out of 200
Major language(s) English, Irish 2013
Polish > Conversational Polish prevalence 1% 2000 10th out of 27
Russian > Conversational Russian prevalence 1% 2000 18th out of 27
Spanish > Conversational Spanish prevalence 4% 2000 14th out of 27

Citation

"Ireland Language Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Ireland/Language