Asked in History of Ireland, UK History
What is the difference between the Scots-Irish and Irish?
The question asks about Scots-Irish, not Scotch-Irish. This is an important distinction. Scots-Irish are Americans descended from Scots (Scottish) who migrated into Northern Ireland about 200 years ago, give or take. Despite the widespread use of the term "Scotch" to refer to people, there are no people who are Scotch -- Scotch is whiskey. The Irish have essentially always been in either the Republic of Éire (Ireland) or in Northern Ireland. They did not migrate, and were never Scots to begin with. ...
Did Germans and Scots-Irish live in the Southern Colonies?
Yes, they did. The Scots-Irish have many cultural things that we still practice today. ...
Asked in History, Politics & Society
Is it true that the most numerous white ethnic groups in the colonies were the Germans and the Scots-Irish?
No. Though the Germans and Scots-Irish were two large ethnic groups in the colonies, the English were the most numerous. ...
Asked in Canada
Why did the Irish and Scottish come to Canada in the 18oo's?
the Scots helpe the war.the Irish had a famine.
What is the Scots Gaelic or Irish word for timeless?
Síoraí; bithbhuan; marthanach (all Irish)
What is the difference between Scots and Irish Gaelic?
They are different dialects of the Gaelic language group; as their names indicate Irish Gaelic is the dialect most often spoken in Ireland, and Scots Gaelic is spoken in Scotland. In most respects they are quite similar though some words, spelling, and pronunciation are different. ANOTHER VIEW: They are different enough to be classified as separate languages. ...
What is the difference between the scots-irish and the scots-highlanders?
Scots-highlanders are the present, or formerly, Gaelic speaking inhabitants. Scots-Irish are descendants of a colonization of northern Ireland that took place in the 1600s. Called "Ulster Scots" outside of the USA. They are largely descended from Lowlanders rather than Highlanders. ...
How do you say 'thank you friend' in Irish or Scots Gaelic?
In Irish, "Go raibh maith agat, a chara". In Scots Gaelic, "Tapadh leat, a charaid". ...
Why were the Scotch-Irish called Scotch-Irish?
They are better known as Ulster Scots in the UK. In America there is a tendancy to over emphasise the Irish influence and that has led to the name Scotch-Irish. It actually refers to the Scots who travelled to settle Ulster and eventually moved to the American colonies. ...