chapter  15
Cefn gwlad: The countryside
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Cefn gwlad is a term you will hear a lot in Wales – it means ‘countryside’, and for many it epitomises the unique character of the country in the same way as the language speaks for its people. There are many organisations dedicated to conserving (gwarchod) and, where necessary, defending (amddiffyn) this aspect of Welsh life – one of them is the Countryside Council for Wales, Cyngor Cefn Gwlad Cymru. Here are some short items from their newspaper Adain y Ddraig (‘Dragonwing’). You will see certain verb forms you have not yet encountered – with the help of the vocabularies provided, try to get the gist of these pieces before going on to the grammar.