Breton - or Breizh - is the local language of Brittany. Celtic in origin, it is closely related to Cornish, and came to Northern France via the emigration of Britons during the 5th -10th Centuries. The French government acknowledge it as part of the country’s heritage, but not as an official national language. This has led to a considerable amount of campaigning, as it is still proudly spoken in the region; in some areas of Brittany, road signs and street names will be written in both French and Breton. This allows tourists to note the additional similarity of the language to Welsh – the Breton anthem, ‘Bro Gozh ma Zadoù’ is based on the Welsh song ‘Land of My Fathers’. There are also a number of non-government funded Breton language schools which provide an immersive environment for young learners, and some Breton-only newspapers and magazines. Some words would be familiar to English speakers, because of our shared roots; for example ‘skol’, meaning ‘school’. As a term, ‘Breton’ is also used to describe the culture and people of the area, who are classed as a distinctive ethnic group and one of the Six Celtic Nations.