Welsh

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Welsh
Cymraeg
A language in the Brythonic Language Family.

Alternative Names None

Origin Wales
Writing System Welsh alphabet (derived from Latin)
In Use circa 500 to the present[1]

Official/National
Language of
Wales[1]
Also Spoken in United States, England, Argentina, Canada, New Zealand, Australia
Native Speakers ~600,000[1]
Non-Native Speakers ~150,000[1]
Regulated by None

ISO 639-1 Code CY[1]
ISO 639-2 Code WEL or CYM[1]
ISO 639-3 Code CYM[1]

Pronunciation
English
Welsh


Contents

History of Welsh

See: Welsh/history


Welsh in Other Languages

See: Welsh/translate


Teaching Materials for Welsh

Text Sample

Genir pawb yn rhydd ac yn gydradd â'i gilydd mewn urddas a hawliau. Fe'u cynysgaeddir â rheswm a chydwybod, a dylai pawb ymddwyn y naill at y llall mewn ysbryd cymodlon.
-Article 1, “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights[2]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Welsh language. (2008, May 30). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 18:09, June 1, 2008, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Welsh_language&oldid=215968908
  2. Unicode Consortium, “UDHR in Unicode - Translations sorted by name,” http://www.unicode.org/udhr/index_by_name.html, 2/18/08.
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