Last native speaker: Edward (Ned) Muddrell (circa 1878 – 1974), Isle of Man (UK)
As with Dolly, there is some dispute with Ned as to whether he is the last representative of his Manx language and translate sunda. It was the official language of the Isle of Man until the middle of the 19th century. The Isle of Man is located in the archipelago of the British Isles, between Great Britain and Ireland – in the 13th century the island was part of Scotland and today remains the property of the United Kingdom. The area was once inhabited by the Celts and from the 9th century the Normans began to settle there. The Manx language is part of the Galician languages, from which some modern languages such as Irish, Scottish and Cornish are descended. These languages have no connection with English, which is part of another group.
As for Ned Muddrell, he is a fisherman from Krengnies who traveled widely but ended up on the Isle of Man where he was studied by language researchers. At present, attempts are being made to restore the lost language, at least in part, even at the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh school it is taught. Although it is likely that this is now the so-called New Man, this language, according to scientists, appeared after Ned Muddrell.