Where on earth do they speak Irish?

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Language: Irish
Number of speakers: 72000
Language code: gle
Alternate names: Erse, Gaeilge, Gaelic Irish, Irish
Where spoken: Ireland

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  • Language classification: Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Goidelic
  • Dialects: Connacht, Donegal, Munster-Leinster, Northern Irish, Southern Irish, Ulster, Western Irish
  • Also spoken in: Canada, United Kingdom, United States
  • Region: Western isles northwest and southwest coasts; Galway, part of Mayo, Kerry, Donegal, Meath, Cork, and Waterford. Also in Canada, United Kingdom, United States.