Orcadians

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Orcadians
Total population
21,349 currently resident population of Orkney
Regions with significant populations
Mainland, Orkney 17,162[1]
South Ronaldsay 909[1]
Westray 588[1]
Languages
Insular Scots, Scottish English. Historically Norn and Pictish
Religion
Presbyterianism
Related ethnic groups
other Scots and Britons (especially Shetlanders), Ulster Scots, Falkland Islanders, Norwegians, Faroese, Icelanders and Anglo-Metis.

Orcadians are the people who live in or come from the Orkney islands of Scotland. Historically, they are descended from the Picts,[2][Notes 1] Norse and Scots.

Well-known Orcadians

People associated with Orkney

See also

References

Footnotes
  1. ^ Ritchie notes the presence of an Orcadian ruler at the court of a Pictish high king at Inverness in 565 AD.[3]
Citations
  1. ^ a b c National Records of Scotland (15 August 2013) (pdf) Statistical Bulletin: 2011 Census: First Results on Population and Household Estimates for Scotland - Release 1C (Part Two). "Appendix 2: Population and households on Scotland’s inhabited islands". Retrieved 17 August 2013.
  2. ^ Thomson (2008) pp. 4-6.
  3. ^ Ritchie, Anna "The Picts" in Omand (2003) p. 39
  4. ^ "Centenary of a radical kirk minister" Archived 8 January 2009 at the Wayback Machine. The Orcadian. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
General references

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