Welsh language 'in steady decline'


The number of fluent Welsh speakers is in steady decline, according to the organisation set up to promote the language.

The Welsh Language Board is preparing to hand over its duties to the Welsh government.

Its final report says there are 3,000 fewer Welsh speakers every year.

As well as people dying, migration is seen a key factor, with about 55,000 people moving into Wales annually. More than 5,000 Welsh speakers leave Wales each year, with a third moving permanently.

Cemlyn Davies went to Llandysul, Ceredigion, to test the strength of the language there.

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