P-04-355 Cymru not Wales

Petition wording:

We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to formally drop the name “Wales & Welsh”. Wales comes from the Anglo-saxon word Waleas meaning "foreigner" We find this word insulting and that our nation should only be known as its original name ‘Cymru’ (land of comrades or countrymen).After over a thousand years of being called “foreigner” well feel its time this degrading word should be relinquished.


Lead petitioner:

Dennis Morris


Number of signatures:



Business type: Petition

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Complete

First published: 07/04/2014