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New resource launched to share history of minority communities in Wales

12 Mar 2024 2 minute read
St Mary the Virgin school, Butetown, Cardiff, held a St David’s Day concert at the school yesterday (Thurs). Picture shows some of the children who took part. 1st March 1984

A new resource has launched to help share the hidden histories and fascinating stories about Wales’ diverse cultural heritage.

The Cymuned Map, created by the app and reading innovators Atebol, provides a growing collection of stories about Black, Asian and other diverse ethnic Welsh communities.

Past and present

This resource map also provides supporting materials to support learners aged 7-16 and practitioners to learn and teach about the history of a range of minority communities in Wales.

The map reflects Wales past and present, our diverse cultural heritage, and the values and traditions of our communities.


From the exciting story of brave Jewish spies in Aberdyfi, to the inspiring story of a talented Nepalese Welsh footballer in Brecon.

The resource also celebrates the stories of anti-racism campaigners, scientists, athletes, poets, musicians and more.

Developers, Atebol, aim to grow the project over the five years from the date of publication, with three locations of interest added on the map during each school term.

By 2028 there will be a total of 85 locations of interest on the map, which they hope will encourage people to come back and visit as it develops and evolves.

You can find out more about the ‘Cymuned’ map by visiting Atebol’s bilingual website.

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1 month ago

Wait, aren’t the “Welsh” a minority themselves within the context of the UK?

Padi Phillips
Padi Phillips
30 days ago
Reply to  Riki

Maybe, but here the context is Wales alone, and those ‘minorities’ are also Welsh, so I don’t know what your issue is. The UK is irrelevant in this case.

Pascal Lafargue
Pascal Lafargue
30 days ago
Reply to  Riki

I see Wales as a nation with its own different minority communities shaped and part of this nation. That’s what makes a healthy nation.

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