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[ScG uibhist].

Two large islands in the Outer Hebrides, North Uist [Uibhist a Tuath], 118 square miles, and South Uist [Uibhist a Deas], 141 square miles, where Scottish Gaelic continues to be spoken at the end of the 20th century. Although both islands are rich in archaeological sites comparable to the celebrated Callanish of the Isle of Lewis, the Roman Catholic Southern island has been a greater reservoir of storytelling than has the Protestant North.

See Stories from South Uist, Told by Angus MacLellan, trans. J. L. Campbell (London, 1961);Francis Thompson, The Uists and Barra (Newton Abbot, UK, 1974).

Subjects: Religion.


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