Cumbric wis a variety o the Celtic spoken in the Hen Ogledd or "Auld North" ,that is nou northren Ingland an soothren Lawland Scotland or the area anciently kent as Cumbrie durin the Early Middle Ages.[1] It wis closely sib tae Auld Welsh an the ither Brythonic leids. Place name evidence suggests Cumbric speakers mey hae carried it intae ither pairts o Northren Ingland as migrants frae its core area further north.[2] It mey hae been spoken as far sooth as the Yorkshire Dales an aa. Maist linguists believe that it becam extinct in the 12t century, efter the incorporation o the semi-independent Kinrick o Strathclyde intae the Kinrick o Scotland.


  1. Koch, John T. (2006). Celtic Culture: a historical encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO. pp. 515–516. Cite has empty unkent parameters: |coauthors= and |month= (help)
  2. James, A. G. (2008): 'A Cumbric Diaspora?' in Padel and Parsons (eds.) A Commodity of Good Names: essays in honour of Margaret Gelling, Shaun Tyas: Stamford, pp 187–203