Monday, June 17, 2013

Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

About one in ten citizens of Northern Ireland understands at least a little Irish, but no one speaks it as their only language.  Linguistic colonialism has been ravaging Irish culture for centuries.  Though 1998 made a difference, the autochthonous tongue of Ulster has not attained the status accorded other Celtic languages in the Isles. [2009]

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