Welsh is a member of the Brittonic branch of the Celtic languages. It is spoken natively in Wales, by few in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina). The Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 gave the Welsh language official status in Wales, making it the only language that is de jure official in any part of the United Kingdom, with English being de facto official. Thus, official documents and procedures require Welsh and English to be given equality in the conduct of the proceedings of the National Assembly for Wales.
Native Speakers: 700,000
Region: Wales, England, Argentina
Writing System: Latin script
Language Family: Indo-European, Celtic, Insular Celtic, Brittonic, Western, Welsh
Basic Phrases in Welsh
|Excuse me…||Esgusodwch fi|
|Please||os gwelwch yn dda|