Ulster Scots dialects

dialect of the Scots language

Ulster Scots, sometimes called Ullans, is a dialect of Scots spoken in some of the northern parts of Ireland, across Ulster. It is closely related to the English language.

Ulster Scots
Ulstèr-Scotch, Ullans
Native toNorthern Ireland,
Republic of Ireland
RegionUlster
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byThe cross-border Boord o Ulstèr-Scotch, established as a result of the Good Friday Agreement, promotes usage.
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologulst1239
Linguasphere52-ABA-aa
(varieties: 52-ABA-aar to -aat)
English dialects in Ulster contrast.png
Approximate boundaries of the traditional Scots language areas in Ulster, shaded in turquoise. Based on The Scotch-Irish Dialect Boundaries in Ulster (1972) by R. J. Gregg.

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