Gaeltacht

noun
Gael·​tacht | \ ˈgāl-təḵt How to pronounce Gaeltacht (audio) \

Definition of Gaeltacht

: any of the Irish-speaking regions remaining in Ireland

First Known Use of Gaeltacht

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Gaeltacht

Irish, from Gael, spelling variant of Gaedheal Irishman, Gael

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Cite this Entry

“Gaeltacht.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gaeltacht. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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