Welsh Language

Welsh is one of Europe’s oldest living languages and could quite possibly be the oldest written language, with Welsh poetry dating back to the 6th century. It is a language that has been under an enormous amount of pressure over the past centuries, but is growing stronger with the popularity of Welsh medium schools, a Welsh TV channel S4C, work of the Welsh Language Board and also the continual pressure from The Welsh Language Society – a non-violent, direct action pressure group established in 1962 campaigning for the future of the language.

In Pembrokeshire however, there is a notable divide between the prominence of the Welsh language in the north of the county, and its general absence in the south of the county, this invisible language boundry is known as the Landsker. By today there are many south of the Landsker who attend Welsh schools, and the area is now slowly becoming bilingual.

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