Plaid Cymru pledges to create 1,000 new Welsh language spaces


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Plaid Cymru's manifesto for the upcoming Senedd election has committed to creating a thousand new Welsh-language spaces by the end of the next Senedd term.


The concept of Welsh-language spaces originates in Cymdeithas yr Iaith's 'Mwy Na Miliwn' vision for a Welsh-language citizenship for all.


These Welsh-language spaces would incentivise the use of the language in different settings and activities.


Plaid Cymru said they would create a thousand new Welsh-medium workplaces, and would make Welsh the working language in three Welsh Government departments.


In their 'Mwy Na Miliwn' document, which outlines their vision for a Welsh-language citizenship, Cymdeithas points out the "qualitative difference" that Welsh-language spaces make to normalising the language in wider society.