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This map shows the regions of the world where Manx was commonly spoken on the Isle of Man (red circle). The Manx language died out entirely after World War II, even though at one point all the inhabitants of the Isle of Man spoke the ancient Celtic tongue. Manx comes from the Celtic branch of Indo-European. It is closely related to the Goidelic languages of Irish Gaelic and Scots Gaelic. It is somewhat more distantly related to the Brythonic languages of Breton, Welsh, and the extinct language of Cornish.


Daniel M. Short originally created this map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/. I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at danshort@gte.net for more information. These images are not public domain.

 

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