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

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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