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    • C L eltic anguages
    • Two thousand years ago Celtic languages were spoken across much of Europe.
    • But that was before the arrival of . . .
    • And reduced the number of speakers from millions, spread across a continent
    • Celtic Branch Indo-European
    • Celtic Branch 2 Groups Brittanic Gaulish 6 Languages Scottish Gaelic (Scotland) Irish Gaelic (Ireland) Manx (Isle of Man) Welsh (Wales) Cornish (Cornwall) Breton (Bretagne)
    • Brtittanic group Gaulish group Celtic today…
    • Irish Gaelic Speakers
    • In the UK, the Welsh language has not been as lucky as Irish… Various historical and cultural societies have protected it, taught it, and yet… preserved it
    • Ability to speak Welsh The gradual disappearance of Welsh mirrors that of other Celtic
    • Welsh monolinguality And as a first language, Welsh is even rarer still.
    • 1777 .
    • Celtic speakers are a proud and determined people. They have an ancient heritage and a strong sense of place.
    • Their places that remain.
    • Far edges. Shaded corners of northwest Europe.
    • Breton Brittany (Bretagne), France
    • Cornish Cornwall, United Kingdom
    • Manx Isle of Man, United Kingdom
    • Irish Gaelic Republic of Ireland
    • Welsh Wales, United Kingdom
    • Scotch Gaelic Scotland, United Kingdom
    • Six Places Six Languages Ireland Scotland Wales Cornwall Isle of Man Bretagne . Irish Gaelic Scotch Gaelic Welsh Cornish Manx Breton .
    • One Problem Death is just around the corner.