People wear traditional dress and carry the Welsh flag during a St David’s Day Parade in Cardiff in 2019. With a rise in Welsh pride has come renewed interest in the Welsh language, which the English repressed for centuries. Photo: Getty Images
People wear traditional dress and carry the Welsh flag during a St David’s Day Parade in Cardiff in 2019. With a rise in Welsh pride has come renewed interest in the Welsh language, which the English repressed for centuries. Photo: Getty Images
Cantonese

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Will Cantonese struggle to survive like Welsh, Hawaiian and Tibetan languages? Author predicts a rough road ahead

  • Repression of language was at the forefront of the cultural intolerance shown to native populations in Wales and the Hawaiian islands, James Griffiths writes
  • Chinese rulers in Beijing have long promoted Putonghua over minority tongues, he notes, and the fight to save Cantonese could come sooner than many foresee

Topic |   Cantonese
People wear traditional dress and carry the Welsh flag during a St David’s Day Parade in Cardiff in 2019. With a rise in Welsh pride has come renewed interest in the Welsh language, which the English repressed for centuries. Photo: Getty Images
People wear traditional dress and carry the Welsh flag during a St David’s Day Parade in Cardiff in 2019. With a rise in Welsh pride has come renewed interest in the Welsh language, which the English repressed for centuries. Photo: Getty Images
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