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Nouns and adjectives referring to nations and people
In order to refer to a nation and its affairs it is usually necessary to know four words:
1. the name of the country or the region (e.g. France, England, America, India)
See the following table for details.
The Scots prefer the adjective Scottish, but other people often use Scotch.
Most British people call themselves Scottish, Welsh, Irish or English. The word Briton is common in newspaper headlines. Brit is also sometimes used to refer to British people.
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