Thursday, 26 July 2007
Kimralingvo en Argentino
“Welsh culture is ‘back in fashion’ in Patagonia, 30 years after Argentina’s military dictatorship made it illegal for parents to give their children Welsh names.
New research suggests that the Welsh language and identity in Patagonia is stronger now than it has been in modern times.
Dr Ian Johnson, of the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, said Welsh was “crucial” to the Chubut Province in Patagonia, where the number of people learning the language has surged since the inception of a Welsh Language Project in 1997.
His findings were supported by Cymdeithas Cymru-Ariannin (Wales-Argentina Society) secretary Ceris Gruffudd, who said Welsh was now ‘back in fashion’...”