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British is the adjective and demonym associated with Great Britain and the United Kingdom. It may refer to:


  • British people, or Britons, citizens of the United Kingdom, of the Isle of Man, one of the Channel Islands, or of one of the British overseas territories, and their descendants
  • Britons (historical), ancient Celtic inhabitants of the southern portion of the island of Great Britain
  • British nationality law, which governs the citizens of the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the British Crown dependencies


  • British English, the forms of the English language used in the United Kingdom
  • British language (Celtic), also known as Brythonic, the ancient Celtic language once spoken in Britain, ancestral to Welsh, Cornish and Breton


  • British Isles, are a group of islands off the northwest coast of continental Europe that include Great Britain, Ireland and over six-thousand smaller islands
  • British Islands, a legal term describing the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, collectively
  • British Empire, the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates, and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom

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