Manx Language Is Experiencing a Revival on the Isle of Man


ST JOHN’S, Isle of Man — The squeals of laughter echoing from the playground sound like any other elementary school in its first week back in session.

Listen closely, though, and there’s something rare in the children’s chatter: the Manx language, an ancient tongue once feared forgotten.

But thanks in part to these students at Bunscoill Ghaelgagh, a school on the Isle of Man, the language that was deeply intertwined in hundreds of years of local history is now becoming a part of the…



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