This was a fun result I got from Wikipedia the other day. I was watching a TV show set in the north of England, and a character referred to a child as a “bairn.” Since I had thought that word was strictly Scottish, I decided to look it up, and I got the above result.
I had no idea that Wikipedia had pages written in different dialects of English. I love it!
In any case, it answered my question: “Tha term is ailsae uised doon tha northeast coast o Ingland, in Northumberland an tha east o Yorkshire…”
The show I was watching was set in Northumberland.
So there you have it. If ye still dinnae ken what a bairn is, then I cannae help ye…