Welsh Language Campaigners Call for the National Assembly of Wales to be Renamed with the Welsh-Only Name 'Senedd'

News from the Welsh Language Society/Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg: The following is from the organization’s web site (linked below):   

​ A Government motion due to be debated on Tuesday proposes considering renaming the National Assembly and many politicians have argued for giving the law-making body the name 'Welsh Parliament'.

Manon Elin, rights spokesperson for language campaign group Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg comented:

"The word Senedd is one the public in general understands and supports. The name is already used widely among both Welsh and non-Welsh speakers. It would be a step forward for the normalisation of Welsh in public life as well. Naturally, there is a danger in just having a tokenistic use of Welsh; the name change should be part of a package of measure to normalise the use of Welsh as the main language of the Senedd and the country in general. We are meeting the new Llywydd (President) , Elin Jones (*), soon and we look forward to improving the use of Welsh in our national democratic forum."

(*) Presiding Officer of the National Assembly of Wales






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