Manx

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A language of Isle of Man

Alternate Names
Gailck, Manx Gaelic
Autonym
Gaelg
Population

1,660, all users. L1 users: No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. L2 users: 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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