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Scottish people

ethnic inhabitants of Scotland

Scottish people are people native to Scotland.[12] They almost all speak English, but some of those living in the Highlands and the islands may speak Gaelic, a Scottish Celtic language.

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Total population

c. 28–40 million worldwideA[1]

Regions with significant populations
 Scotland   4,446,000 (2011)
(Scottish descent only)[2]
 United StatesB 6,006,955 Scottish
5,393,554 Scotch-Irish
[3][4]
 CanadaC 4,719,850 [5]
 Australia 1,792,600 [6]
 EnglandD 795,000
 Northern IrelandE 760,620 [7]
 Argentina 100,000
 Chile 80,000
 France 45,000
 Poland 15,000
 New ZealandF 12,792 [8]
 Isle of Man 2,403 [9]
 Hong KongG 1,459 [10][11]
Languages
English (Scottish English)
Scottish Gaelic • Scots
Religions
Presbyterianism, Roman Catholicism, Episcopalianism; other minority groups; agnostics, deists and atheists.

Robert Burns is the national poet of Scotland.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Scottish Diaspora and Diaspora Strategy: Insights and Lessons from Ireland". Scottish Government. May 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. Table 2: Ethnic Groups, Scotland, 2001 and 2011
  3. American Community Survey 2008 by the US Census Bureau estimates 5,827,046 people claiming Scottish ancestry and 3,538,444 people claiming Scotch-Irish ancestry.
  4. Who are the Scots-Irish?
  5. The 2006 Canadian Census gives a total of 4,719,850 respondents stating their ethnic origin as Scottish. Many respondents may have misunderstood the question and the numerous responses for "Canadian" does not give an accurate figure for numerous groups, particularly those of British Isles origins.
  6. "ABS Ancestry". 2012. 
  7. Northern Ireland#Demography
  8. stats.govt.nz
  9. http://www.gov.im/lib/docs/treasury/economic/census/censusreport2006.pdf
  10. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/274477/scotland_analysis_borders_citizenship.pdf#page=70
  11. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/285746/0087034.pdf#Page=13 http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2009/09/24095045/3
  12. Scottish ancestry at visitscotland.com