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Guernesiais promoter starts work
A new language development officer for Guernsey is to start work in January.

Jan Marquis will be responsible for promoting the Guernsey-French language and helping its survival.

Guernesiais, a type of Norman French, has been spoken for more than a thousand years, but is now mainly confined to the older generation.

Culture and Leisure Minister Peter Sirret said although Guernesiais was not a part of the school curriculum it was vital to the island's heritage.



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