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British may refer to:


Peoples, culture, and language

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British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown dependencies.: British nationality law governs modern British citizenship and na ...
, nationals or natives of the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories, and Crown Dependencies. **
Britishness Britishness is the state or quality of being British, or of embodying British characteristics. It comprises the claimed qualities that bind and distinguish the British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the Uni ...
, the British identity and common culture *
British English British English (BrE) is the standard dialect of the English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the ...
, the English language as spoken and written in the United Kingdom or, more broadly, throughout the British Isles *
Celtic Britons Drawing of two Celtic Britons (c. 1574); one with tattoos, and carrying a spear and shield; the other painted with woad, and carrying a sword and round shield. The Britons (''*Pritanī''), also known as Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, were th ...
, an ancient ethno-linguistic group *
Brittonic languages Brittonic or Brythonic may refer to: *Common Brittonic Common Brittonic ( ang, Brytisċ; cy, Brythoneg; kw, Brythonek; br, Predeneg) was a Celtic language spoken in Britain and Brittany. It is also variously known as Old Brittonic, and Comm ...
, a branch of the Insular Celtic language family (formerly called British) **
Common Brittonic Common Brittonic ( ang, Brytisċ; cy, Brythoneg; kw, Brythonek; br, Predeneg) was a Celtic language spoken in Britain and Brittany. It is also variously known as Old Brittonic, and Common or Old Brythonic. It is a form of Insular Celtic, ...
, an ancient language **
Welsh language Welsh ( or ) is a Brittonic languages, Brittonic language of the Celtic language family that is native to the Welsh people. Welsh is spoken natively in Wales, by some in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina ...
, spoken natively in Wales *
British nationality law British nationality law details the conditions in which a person holds United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegra ...


Other uses

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Brit(ish) ''Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging'' is a 2018 book by the journalist Afua Hirsch. The book is part-memoir and discusses black history, culture and politics in the context of Britain, Senegal and Ghana. It received mixed critical receptio ...
'', a 2018 memoir by Afua Hirsch *People or things associated with: **
Great Britain Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe. With an area of , it is the largest of the British Isles, the List of European islands by area, largest European island, and the List of i ...

Great Britain
, an island **
United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed. The Guardian' and Telegraph' use Britain as a synonym for the United Kingdom. Some prefer to use Britain as shortha ...
, a sovereign state **
Kingdom of Great Britain The Kingdom of Great Britain, officially called Great Britain,"After the political union of England and Scotland in 1707, the nation's official name became 'Great Britain'", ''The American Pageant, Volume 1'', Cengage Learning (2012) was a s ...
(1707–1800) **
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland was a sovereign state that existed between 1801 and 1922. It was established by the Acts of Union 1800, which merged the kingdoms of Kingdom of Great Britain, Great Britain and Kingdom of Irelan ...
(1801–1922)


See also

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Terminology of the British Isles The terminology of the British Isles refers to the words and phrases that are used to describe the (sometimes overlapping) geographical and political areas of the islands of Great Britain Great Britain is an island in the North Atlantic ...
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Alternative names for the British This glossary of names for the British include nicknames and terms, including affectionate ones, neutral ones, and derogatory ones to describe British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Grea ...
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English (disambiguation) English usually refers to: * English language English is a West Germanic languages, West Germanic language first spoken in History of Anglo-Saxon England, early medieval England, which has eventually become the World language, leading lan ...
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Britannic (disambiguation) Britannic means ''of Britain'', or '' British'', from Britannia, the Roman name for Great Britain. Britannic may also refer to: * , holder of the Blue Riband, owned by the White Star Line * , owned by the White Star Line and third sister ship of R ...
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British Isles The British Isles are a group of islands in the North Atlantic off the north-western coast of continental Europe Mainland or continental Europe is the contiguous continent of Europe, excluding its surrounding islands. It can also be ...
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Brit (disambiguation) Brit, Brits or BRIT may refer to: People Nicknames * British people The British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the British Overseas Territories, and the Crown depende ...
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Briton (disambiguation) Britons, or the British people, are nationals or natives of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Briton or Britons may also refer to: People: * Britons (Celtic people), or Celtic Britons or Ancient Britons, Celtic people who ...
* Britain (disambiguation) * Great Britain (disambiguation) * British Empire * United Kingdom (disambiguation) * * * {{Disambiguation