• Dy bannee diu is a common greeting in the Isle of Man. We present to you some interesting information about the Isle of Man.

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    Manx is the official language of the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man (also known as the Isle of Mann) is one of the most unique bits of Europe and the British Isles. Manx is the historical language of the Manx people. Although few children have Manx as a first language on the Isle of Man, there has been a steady increase in the number of speakers since the death of Ned Maddrell in 1974. Ned Maddrell was considered to be the last speaker who grew up in a Manx-speaking community environment.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about the Manx people:

    1. This little-known fact about the Isle of Man is a fun one! The Manx is a breed of cat that actually comes from the Isle of Man, and its best-known feature is its taillessness. The breed also exhibits very large hind legs and a rounded head. There’s also a breed of sheep from the island called the Manx Loaghtan, which is known for sometimes having four or six horns.

    2. The Isle of Man is located between the islands of Ireland and Great Britain in the Irish Sea. There are ferry and air services available from both islands.

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    (Image source: https://www.anadolukedisi.com/en/why-manx-cats-have-no-tails/)

    1. Mann is the motorcycle racing capital of the World. The International Isle of Man TT (Tourist Trophy) Race has been conducted on the island since 1907.

    2. Did you know the famous music group The Bees Gees are from the Isle of Man?

    3. Isle of Man or Mann has the oldest continuous Parliament in the World. The Manx parliament has been standing without a break ever since 979.

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    (Image source: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2019/01/31/2019-isle-of-man-tt-top-riders-teams-confirmed/)

    1. The symbol of the Isle of Man Flag is Triskelion. While it looks like something someone with a bunch of spare doll parts mashed together, the triskelion is actually an ancient Celtic symbol that, like many Celtic symbols, relies on rotational symmetry, as well as a triple spiral.

    2. "Queenies" - or queen scallops - have been crowned the Manx national dish ahead of kippers or chips, cheese and gravy.

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    Hope you like these interesting facts about Manx culture. If you know some more interesting, fun facts, please let us know.