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. 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. 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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- Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic Culture: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 515–516.
- 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