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Supporting Breton

Our Celtic Cousins

AT THE NATIONAL CENTRE FOR LEARNING WELSH, WE RECOGNISE AND ACTIVELY SUPPORT OTHER MINORITY LANGUAGES, AND IN PARTICULAR WITH CELTIC CONNECTIONS.

Breton is a part of the Celtic language family spoken in Brittany, which is a part of modern-day France. Breton was brought from Great Britain to Armorica (the ancient name for the coastal region that includes the Brittany peninsula) by migrating Britons during the Early Middle Ages, making it an Insular Celtic language. Breton is most closely related to Cornish, another Southwestern Brittonic language. Breton is also distantly related to Welsh.

There are approximately 200,000 Breton speakers.

We have partnered with our Celtic cousins to offer this free online introductory course to help promote the awareness and engagement of the language. If you speak or understand Welsh, French, Cornish or any other Celtic language its fascinating to learn Breton and see how the language is constructed.

 

For more information on learning Breton here are some useful links;