Picture Languages

Irish speaking countries

Irish is the official language in Ireland but is not spoken in any other countries. The Irish language (native name: Gaeilge) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.

Further languages in Ireland are:
Distribution Irish

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IrelandNorthern Europeyes1.6 %80,000

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Irish as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.