The Erse fowk (Erse: Muintir na hÉireann or na hÉireannaigh) is a ethnic group that oreeginates in Ireland, an island in northwastren Europe. Ireland haes been populate for aboot 9,000 year (accordin tae airchaeological studies, see Prehistoric Ireland). The Erse fowk's earliest forebeirs is recordit in leegends – thay are claimed tae be the descendants o siclike groups as the Nemedians, Fomorians, Fir Bolg, Tuatha Dé Danann an the Milesies. Lebor Gabála Érenn, a beuk o Erse meethology tells that Milesians wis Scythian descendants.
|(Estimatit 80,000,000 fowk wha claim Erse forebeirs)|
|Regions wi signeeficant populations|
|Ireland 4,500,000 Northren Ireland 1,700,000|
|Irish, Shelta, Hiberno-Inglis, Ulster Scots dialects,|
|Predominantly Roman Catholicism, minority Presbyterianism, Anglicanism, Methodism, (see an aw Releegion in Ireland)|
|Relatit ethnic groups|
|Bretons, Cornish, Manx, Scots, Ulster Scots, Welsh, Inglis, Anglo-Erse, (see an aw Celts an Erse diaspora)|
* Aroond 800,000 Erse born fowk reside in Breetain, wi aroond 14,000,000 fowk claimin Erse ancestry.
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