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Celtic Languages
(907 words)

During the medieval period, Celtic languages were spoken throughout the British Isles and in what is now France. There are two major branches of the Celtic languages, commonly known as P-Celtic, or Brythonic, and Q-Celtic, or Goidelic.


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Kaarina Hollo, “Celtic Languages”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Consulted online on 20 July 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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