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What is the difference between the scots-irish and the scots-highlanders?

Answer

Wiki User
06/03/2011

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.