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This map shows the regions
of the world where Welsh is commonly spoken (red circle). Currently,
about one-quarter of the British inhabitants in Wales are bilingual,
speaking both Welsh and English. Slightly less than 1% of the
Welsh population speaks Welsh exclusively. Welsh descends from
the Celtic branch of Indo-European languages in the subfamily
of the Brythonic languages. It is most closely related other
Brythonic languages such as the Breton
language found in Northern France and the extinct language of
Cornish. It is a bit more
distantly related to Goidelic languages such as Scots
Gaelic, Irish Gaelic,
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.