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About Wales: Yr Iaith Gymraeg / The Welsh Language

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About the Welsh Language

What alphabet is used for the Welsh language? The Roman alphabet is used to represent Welsh, with some differences compared with how it is used in English. There are 29 symbols in the Welsh alphabet. These are, in order: a b c ch d dd e f ff g ng h i j l ll m n o p ph r rh s t th u w y. Some of the symbols contain two letters, but represent single sounds in Welsh: have a look at ch, ff, ng, ll, ph,…

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About Wales

Yn Am Gymru/Hwyl
About Wales

What are some common symbols used to represent Wales, and why are they used? The national emblem of Wales is the vegetable called the leek (Allium ampeloprasum, called cenhinen in Welsh). Various legends relate that St David, Wales’ patron saint, or King Cadwaladr, instructed Welsh soldiers to use leeks on their helmets to distinguish themselves from their Saxon foes. The royal house of Tudor seems to have popularised the use of leeks to celebrate St David’s Day (1 March), and people still frequently wear leeks to commemorate the day each…

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About Wales: Baneri Cymru / Flags of Wales

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About Wales- Flags of Wales

What is the official flag of Wales? The official Welsh flag is called in Welsh Baner Cymru (The Flag of Wales) or Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon), and consists of a red dragon passant on a green and white field. The ‘heraldic charge’ (the red dragon), comes from Cadwaladr, King of Gwynedd, and has no standardised representation, so that there are many different versions. It was further used by Owain Glyndŵr in 1400 as his standard and as a revolutionary symbol. The green and white colours come from the…

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