Welsh belongs to the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales (Cymru), in England along the Welsh border and in the Welsh immigrant colony in the Chubut Valley in Argentine Patagonia. Due to the increasing use of the English language the numbers of Welsh speakers had been declining for decades. Nevertheless, especially after the introduction of the Welsh Language Act 1993, Welsh has enjoyed a strong revival in recent years and has an equal status with English in the public sector in Wales.

Map of Welsh language speakers.
Map of Welsh language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: around 750,000

Main Countries: United Kingdom, Argentina, United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Alternate names: Cymraeg

ISO 639-3 Code: cym

Language Sample

Genir pawb yn rhydd ac yn gydradd â'i gilydd mewn urddas a hawliau. Fe'u cynysgaeddir â rheswm a chydwybod, a dylai pawb ymddwyn y naill at y llall mewn ysbryd cymodlon.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Welsh:

Caiff dyn dysg o'i grud i'w fedd
Man learns from the cradle to the grave

Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau
Starting the work is two thirds of it

Nerth gwlad, ei gwybodaeth
The strength of a nation is its knowledge

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Welsh:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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