Definition of the Gaeltacht noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

the Gaeltacht

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BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪltəxt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪltəxt//
 
 
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the parts of Ireland and Scotland where Gaelic is spoken by a large part of the population Word OriginIrish, earlier Gaedhealtacht, from Gaedheal ‘Gael’ + tacht ‘talk, speech’.