Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Languages of Europe, 1951

The map above is a detail from a large wall chart map entitled The Languages of Europe that I found in Stacks Bookshop in Dundonald about 15 years ago. Dated 29 September 1951, it shows that the language of Ulster and lowland Scotland was/is Scots. The map was produced just after WWII following the Paris Peace Conference of 1946, by a Dr Aldo Dami of the University of Geneva. It was issued free with a publication called Map Review, edition 141.