Welsh language factsheet
Welsh is a Brittonic language of the Celtic language family and is native to the Welsh people. It is mainly spoken in Wales in the United Kingdom but also in a Welsh colony in Argentina.
Five interesting facts about the Welsh language:
1. Welsh is one of the oldest languages in Europe, with Welsh poetry dating back to as early as 400 to 700 AD having been discovered.
2. Wales is home to the longest place name in Europe and the second-longest place name in the world, the infamous Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.
3. There are around 900,000 speakers of the Welsh language worldwide.
4. Welsh became a minority language in the UK in 1911.
5. It is considered to be a very difficult language to learn and has limited learning resources in comparison to other languages.
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