Scottish people facts

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Total population
c. 28–40 million worldwideA
Regions with significant populations
 Scotland   4,446,000 (2011)
(Scottish descent only)
 United StatesB 6,006,955 Scottish
5,393,554 Scotch-Irish
 CanadaC 4,719,850
 Australia 1,792,600
 EnglandD 795,000
 Northern IrelandE 760,620
 Argentina 100,000
 Chile 80,000
 France 45,000
 Poland 15,000
 New ZealandF 12,792
 Isle of Man 2,403
 Hong KongG 1,459
Languages
English (Scottish English)
Scottish Gaelic • Scots
Religion
Presbyterianism, Roman Catholicism, Episcopalianism; other minority groups; agnostics, deists and atheists.

A These figures are estimates based on official
 census data of populations and official surveys of
 identity.0.2em
B Scottish Americans and Scotch-Irish Americans.
C Scottish Canadians.
D Scottish born people in England only
E Ulster-Scots
F missing
G Number of people born in Scotland.

Scottish people are people native to Scotland. They almost all speak English, but some of those living in the Highlands and the islands may speak Gaelic, a Scottish Celtic language.

Robert Burns is the national poet of Scotland.

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