Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

The Gruffalo's Child book translated into Manx Gaelic

The Manx version of The Gruffalo's Child
Image caption Neen y Ghruffalo comes with a narration

A popular children's book has been translated into Manx Gaelic as part of continuing efforts to help people learn the ancient language.

The Gruffalo's Child, or Neen y Ghruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler has been translated into the language, which has made a revival.

In 2009 the Isle of Man's native language was declared "officially extinct" by UNESCO.

Neen y Ghruffalo has been published by the Manx Heritage Foundation.

Several Manx language aids, both for children and adults, have been released by the foundation recently.

Earlier this month an app called Manx Songs and Rhymes, an interactive song book voiced by young Manx speakers, was launched in association with the Manx Gaelic nursery, Mooinjer Veggey.

The Manx Heritage Foundation said an adult Manx language app has been downloaded by thousands of language enthusiasts all over the world since its launch last year.

Manx Gaelic is one of just six Celtic languages, the others are Irish, Scots Gaelic, Welsh, Breton and Cornish.

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