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Cumbric wis a variety o the Celtic spoken in the Hen Ogledd or "Auld North" o wha is nou northren Ingland an soothren Lawland Scotland, the aurie anciently kent as Cumbrie, durin the Early Middle Ages.[1] It wis closely related to Auld Welsh an the ither Brythonic leids. Place name evidence suggests Cumbric speakers mey hae carried it intae ither pairts o Northren Ingland as migrants frae its core aurie further north.[2] It mey an aa hae been spoken as far sooth as the Yorkshire Dales. Maist linguists believe that it became extinct in the 12t century, efter the incorporation o the semi-independent Kinrick o Strathclyde intae the Kinrick o Scotland.

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  1. Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic Culture: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 515–516. 
  2. James, A. G. (2008): 'A Cumbric Diaspora?' in Padel and Parsons (eds.) A Commodity of Good Names: essays in honour of Margaret Gelling, Shaun Tyas: Stamford, pp 187–203