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Erse fowk

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Erse fowk
Muintir na hÉireann
Tot population
(Estimatit 80,000,000 fowk wha claim Erse forebeirs[1])
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Ireland 4,500,000  Northren Ireland 1,700,000
 Unitit States40,000,000+[2]
Irish, Shelta, Hiberno-Inglis, Ulster Scots dialects,
Predominantly Roman Catholicism, minority Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Methodism, (see an aw Releegion in Ireland)
Relatit ethnic groups
Bretons, Cornish, Manx, Scots, Ulster Scots, Welsh, Inglis, Anglo-Erse, (see an aw Celts an Erse diaspora)

* Aroond 800,000 Erse born fowk reside in Breetain, wi aroond 14,000,000 fowk claimin Erse ancestry.[7]

The Erse fowk (Erse: Muintir na hÉireann or na hÉireannaigh) is a ethnic group that oreeginates in Ireland, an island in northwastren Europe. Ireland haes been populate for aboot 9,000 year (accordin tae airchaeological studies, see Prehistoric Ireland). The Erse fowk's earliest forebeirs is recordit in leegends – thay are claimed tae be the descendants o siclike groups as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha Dé Danann an the Milesies.[8] Lebor Gabála Érenn, a beuk o Erse meethology tells that Milesians wis Scythian descendants.[9]


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  1. The island history, discoverireland.com
  2. American FactFinder, United States Census Bureau. "U.S. Census Bureau, 2007". Factfinder.census.gov. Archived frae the original on 12 Februar 2020. Retrieved 30 Mey 2010.
  3. "One in four Britons claim Irish roots". BBC News. 16 Mairch 2001. Retrieved 28 Mairch 2010.
  4. The 2006 Australian Census Archived 2008-07-22 at the Wayback Machine reports 1.9 million people o Erse forbeirs in the 2001 Census. Up tae twa ancestries could be chuisen. Recent increases in the nummer wha identify as Australian suggest that this nummer is an unnerestimate o the true nummer wi Erse forbeirs. Wi that being said, the nummer claimin Erse ancestry frae the umwhile census actually mair nor doublet. Ane raison, a impruived image o whit it means tae be Irish according tae the census experts, making Australians prouder tae proclaim their Erse forbeirs. The Australian Embassy in Dublin haes forby proclaimt that up tae 30 percent o Australians haes some degree o Erse forbeirs.[1].
  5. "Ethnocultural portrait of Canada". Statistics Canada. 2006. Archived frae the original on 31 Mey 2008. Retrieved 4 Julie 2008.
  6. An Irish Argentine in the Easter Rising[deid airtin]
  7. Bowcott, Owen (13 September 2006). "More Britons applying for Irish passports | UK news | guardian.co.uk". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 31 December 2009.
  8. Boylan, Henry (1998). A Dictionary of Irish Biography, 3rd Edition. Dublin: Gill and MacMillan. pp. xvi. ISBN 0-7171-2945-4.
  9. M. Virpiranta, Struggles of Sun against Thunder: Development of Druidism and Christianity. Perfect Paperback, 2011.