Welsh (Cymraeg) is spoken also in Canada, Argentina, Maine, and Vermont.
Hugh Muir: Children are still taught Welsh in schools but few use it socially in adulthood. However, some proud Welsh speakers are doing their best to keep their language alive.
Many people believe that Welsh, a minority language spoken in just one small pocket of the world, is unimportant, unnecessary and that teaching it distracts children from learning other, more widely used language. I feel this is wrong. Cymraeg is a part of the welsh culture, and if you take the teaching of that language away from the younger generation, it'll die out. Then a part of the Welsh culture will die out as well.
This article contains statistics pertaining to the amount of people who can speak Cymraeg. 19% of the Welsh Population can speak Welsh. Thanks to The Welsh Language Act 1993, Government of Wales Act 1998, and Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011 provide that the Welsh and English languages should be treated equally, meaning it is being preserved.
This article givens background information for the Welsh language. Wales is located in the United Kingdom between England and Ireland. Welsh (Cymraeg) is the oldest language in Britain dating back possibly 4,000 years. Cymraeg is a one of the few remaining Gaelic languages still around today.