Friday, 13 November 2009

Cooish Manx Radio:

Indigenous languages spoken by minorities is the theme of a British Irish Council Summit in Jersey today, at which the Isle of Man is represented.

Chief Minister Tony Brown and Education Minister Anne Craine are flying the Manx flag at an event which coincides with the annual Cooish, or Manx Language Week.

Manx Gaelic has enjoyed a spectacular revival in recent years, and Mr Brown and Mrs Craine are expected to share some of the secrets of its success with fellow delegates.

The British Irish Council's work on the preservation of languages is led by Wales, and today's conference includes an address by the host Island's education minister, about the place of Jersey's own native tongue in its history....

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