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'Still here': Welsh world cup song Yma o Hyd and how the language is adapting to survive

By Peredur Webb-Davies, Senior Lecturer in Welsh Linguistics, Bangor University
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The official Wales song for the FIFA Men’s World Cup 2022 is “Yma o Hyd” (“Still here”), a protest song first released by Dafydd Iwan and Ar Lôg in 1983. Its unashamedly patriotic verses describe the adversity that Welsh people have endured over the centuries, ending with:

Byddwn yma hyd ddiwedd amser,
a bydd yr iaith Gymraeg yn fyw.
(We’ll…The Conversation


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