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Manx (măngks) [key], virtually extinct language belonging to the Goidelic or Gaelic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. The last native speaker, Ned Madrell, died in 1974, but efforts have been made to revive the language, including educating children in Manx, and there are now several hundred active Manx speakers. See Celtic languages.

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