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Language is a chief characteristic of nationhood

“Language is a chief characteristic of nationhood” said Eamon de Valera, leading Irish Statesman, who played a major role in Ireland’s fight for independence from British rule. This is the extract from his famous speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin on 24 April 1916.

"Language is a chief characteristic of nationhood" said Eamon de Valera, leading Irish Statesman, who played a major role in Ireland's fight for independence from British rule. This is the extract from his famous speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin on 24 April 1916.

“Language is a chief characteristic of nationhood” said Eamon de Valera, leading Irish Statesman, who played a major role in Ireland’s fight for independence from British rule. This is the extract from his famous speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin on 24 April 1916.

"Language is a chief characteristic of nationhood" said Eamon de Valera, leading Irish Statesman, who played a major role in Ireland's fight for independence from British rule. This is the extract from his famous speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin on 24 April 1916.

“Language is a chief characteristic of nationhood” said Eamon de Valera, leading Irish Statesman, who played a major role in Ireland’s fight for independence from British rule. This is the extract from his famous speech on the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin on 24 April 1916.


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