Nova Scotia "Cape Breton Island"
I believe that some people in Cape Breton Island practice and try to keep Gaelic alive. Is this true ?
Maybe something to look for the next time I go the Cape Breton Island.
Yes. There's a plenty. They are the ancestors of those who were estentially evicted from Scotland during the Highland Clearances. Gaelic is the mother tongue of many elderly residents. However, there is a major revival among youth as well to the point that some families are beginning to raise their children through Gaelic once again. Nova Scotia is also home to a thriving Gaelic culture, a Gaelic college, and even a Gaelic language board. You may wish to follow this YouTube channel... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1NixBHKiO7E
I was told in the forums that some people in Cape Breton speak Scottish Gaelic. Nova Scotia is actually New Scotland in Latin, and even the Duolingo description of the Scottish Gaelic course mentions it has speakers in the province.
When I went years ago I never saw any Gaelic signs, I guess I didn't go to any place on the island with Gaelic signs.
Quite a few places these days have Gaelic signs on Cape Breton and elsewhere in Nova Scotia. Examples are plentiful on Google Images: https://www.google.com/search?q=cape+breton+gaelic+signs&tbm=isch
There's a paper here if you wanted to read more: https://gaelic.novascotia.ca/sites/default/files/inline/documents/gaelic-nova-scotia-a-resource-guide.pdf
The Rankin Family sings in both Gaelic and English. Many of their early albums, in particular, are full of Gaelic.