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Manx language

Manx (native name Gaelg or Gailck, pronounced or or ), also known as Manx Gaelic, and also historically spelled Manks, is a Goidelic Celtic language of the Indo-European language family, that was spoken as a first language by the Manx people on the Isle of Man until the death of the last native speaker, Ned Maddrell, in 1974. Despite this, the language has never fallen completely out of use, with a minority having some knowledge of it; in addition, Manx still has a role as an important part of the island's culture and heritage. Manx has been the subject of language revival efforts with estimates, in 2015, of around 1,800 people with varying levels of second language conversational ability. Since the late 20th century, Manx has become more visible on the island, with increased signage, radio broadcasts and a bilingual primary school. The revival of Manx has been made easier because the language was well-recorded; for example, the Bible had been translated into Manx, and audio recordings had been made of native speakers.


Isle of Man

The Isle of Man (Ellan Vannin ), sometimes referred to simply as Mann (Mannin ), is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a lieutenant governor. Defence is the responsibility of the United Kingdom.

The island has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. Gaelic cultural influence began in the 5th century AD, and the Manx language, a branch of the Gaelic languages, emerged. In 627, Edwin of Northumbria conquered the Isle of Man along with most of Mercia. In the 9th century, Norsemen established the Kingdom of the Isles, which included the Isle of Man. Magnus III, King of Norway, was King of Mann and the Isles between 1099 and 1103.


Manx language (English)  Lingua mannese (Italiano)  Manx-Gaelisch (Nederlands)  Mannois (Français)  Manx (Deutsch)  Língua manesa (Português)  Мэнский язык (Русский)  Idioma manés (Español)  Język manx (Polski)  曼島語 (中文)  Manx (Svenska)  Limba manx (Română)  マン島語 (日本語)  Менська мова (Українська)  맨어 (한국어)  Manksin kieli (Suomi)  Bahasa Manx (Bahasa Indonesia)  Meniečių kalba (Lietuvių)  Manx (Dansk)  Manština (Česky)  Man dili (Türkçe)  Манкс (Српски / Srpski)  Mänksi keel (Eesti)  Mančina (Slovenčina)  Manx nyelv (Magyar)  Manski jezik (Hrvatski)  Manska gelščina (Slovenščina)  Meniešu valoda (Latviešu)  Γλώσσα Μανξ (Ελληνικά)  Tiếng Manx (Tiếng Việt)