The Brythonic languages are a language family of the Celtic languages. They are spoken in Brittany, Wales and Cornwall. While going extinct in the rest of the British Isles, the (recognised) regions include: Cumbria and Scotland, while still debated, Common Brittonic was widely spoken across England.
There are three Brythonic languages:
And three extinct languages
Native speakers[change | change source]
- Pictish: extinct by the twelfth century AD. It is not clear whether it was a Brythonic Language.
- Common Brittonic fell out of common use by the 6th century A.D after forming into: old welsh, Cumbric, Cornish and (Perhaps) Pictish.
References[change | change source]
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- UNESCO Atlas of the World's languages in danger.