Manx

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A language of Isle of Man

Alternate Names
Gailck, Manx Gaelic
Autonym
Gaelg
Population

1,660, all users. No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. 1,660 (2011 census).

Location

Scattered.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening). De facto language of national identity.

Dialects

None known. Similar to Scottish Gaelic [gla].

Typology

VSO.

Language Use

Supplanted by Manx vernacular English, which in turn is supplanted by other varieties of English [eng]. Some people are using Manx with their children. There is a strong sense of ethnic identity associated with the language. (2013 N. Rees). Some public functions. Also use English [eng].

Language Development
Taught as a second language in all secondary schools (2013 N. Rees). Taught in primary schools since 2001. Grammar. Bible: 1773.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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