Orcadians

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Orcadians
Total population
20,000
Regions with significant populations
 Orkney48,322(2007)
Languages
Insular Scots, Scottish English. Historically Norn and Pictish
Religion
Presbyterianism
Related ethnic groups
Shetlanders, Faroese, Icelanders, Norwegians, Danes, Scottish, Irish and Anglo-Metis
 
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Orcadians
Total population
20,000
Regions with significant populations
 Orkney48,322(2007)
Languages
Insular Scots, Scottish English. Historically Norn and Pictish
Religion
Presbyterianism
Related ethnic groups
Shetlanders, Faroese, Icelanders, Norwegians, Danes, Scottish, Irish and Anglo-Metis

Orcadians are the native population of the Orkney islands. Historically, they are descended from the Picts,[1][Notes 1] Norse and Scots.

People associated with Orkney[edit]

See also Earldom of Orkney

References[edit]

Footnotes
  1. ^ Ritchie notes the presence of an Orcadian ruler at the court of a Pictish high king at Inverness in 565 AD.[2]
Citations
  1. ^ Thomson (2008) pp. 4-6.
  2. ^ Ritchie, Anna "The Picts" in Omand (2003) p. 39
  3. ^ "Centenary of a radical kirk minister" The Orcadian. Retrieved 4 October 2008.
General references