In modern Newfoundland (Irish: Talamh an �isc), many Newfoundlanders are of Irish descent. According to the Statistics Canada 2006 census, 21.5% of Newfoundlanders claim Irish ancestry (other major groups in the province include 43.2% English, 7% Scottish, and 6.1% French). The family names, the features and colouring, the predominant Catholic religion in some areas (particularly on the southeast portion of the Avalon Peninsula), the prevalence of Irish music � even the accents of the people in these areas � are so reminiscent of rural Ireland that Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has described Newfoundland as "the most Irish place in the world outside of Ireland". while Irish travel writer Jo Kerrigan called Newfoundland "the other Ireland".
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... In Newfoundland, the Irish created a distinctive culture through the 18th century that is still evident ... To Newfoundland, the Irish gave the still-familiar family names of southeast Ireland Wade, McCarthy, O'Rourke, Walsh, Nash, Power, Murphy, Ryan, Griffin ... Irish place names are less common, many of the island's more prominent landmarks having already been named by early French and English explorers ...
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—Norman Mailer (b. 1923)