Ditch 'Snowdon' in favour of Yr Wyddfa, says Gwynedd councillor


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Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri will be urged to ditch the English name 'Snowdon' when referring to the country's tallest mountain in a Cyngor Gwynedd meeting on Wednesday (27 April).


A motion presented by councillor John Pughe Roberts is calling for the park authorities to refer to the mountain by its Welsh name alone— Yr Wyddfa— in both Welsh and English.


The motion states:

"That the authority hereafter uses only the authority's Welsh name for the authority and that this becomes relevant in any language i.e. ‘Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri’ and never uses ‘Snowdonia National Park’ again. The same should apply to ‘Yr Wyddfa’ - never to use the name ‘Snowdon’ for it again."

Mr Roberts, who represents Corris and Mawddwy, explained to ITV Cymru that the move is ''all down to respect'' for the Welsh language and the country more broadly.


In Australia, the geological formation formerly known as Ayers Rock is now more commonly referred to as Uluru.

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