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Number of fluent Welsh speakers in Cardiff rises by 7,000

There are more fluent Welsh speakers in Cardiff than there were 10 years ago - with the number in the capital having risen by 7,000.

However, in the traditional heartlands of Anglesey, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Gwynedd, there has been a reduction in those fully competent.

These are some of the findings from the Welsh Language Use Survey 2013-15, which compares results with a similar poll undertaken between 2004 and 2006.

Other findings include the fact there are now an extra 130,700 people who speak Welsh but not fluently, while 47% of those that use the language say they are fluent compared to 58% when the last survey was undertaken.

Bethan Lewis reports.

  • 26 Nov 2015