THE BRETON LANGUAGE
Breton (brezhoneg, in Breton) is a Celtic language spoken by 206,000 people in Brittany, or just 5% of the population. Native Breton speakers are also known as “brittophones.” It belongs to the Brythonic branch of the insular Celtic languages group, i.e. from the island of Great Britain and it is related to both the Cornish and Welsh languages, which are used in the United Kingdom. Breton is recognized as a minority or regional language in France and as a regional language of Brittany, alongside French and Gallo. According to UNESCO, it is classified as a “seriously endangered language."
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