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An official language of Wales, Welsh is spoken by approximately 500,000 people, in Wales and Argentina.
Although thought by many to be exclusively spoken in Wales, Welsh is also spoken in Patagonia in Argentina, after a contingent of Welsh settlers arrived in 1865, looking for independence. Traditionally mainly spoken further North and outside of Wales’ capital city, some research has shown that the popularity of Welsh in Cardiff may actually be increasing.
Part of the Indo-European language family, Welsh is the only Celtic language not classed as ‘endangered’ by UNESCO. The Welsh alphabet, unlike English, actually has 28 letters and although it is based on the Latin alphabet, the letters can sometimes represent different sounds, meaning that it can be quite confusing for English speakers to learn.
The 58 letter Welsh word “Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch” is the longest town name in Europe!
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