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Portrayed a cold, wet and sometimes insular place, Manchester is actually one of the most exotic cities in the world, researchers claim.
This is due to its cultural diversity, with at least 153 languages spoken. Two-thirds of Mancunian school children are bilingual, with the number of languages likely to increase, according to the study by Manchester University.
The city is more diverse than London, and rivalled only by New York and Paris for its ethnic and linguistic mix, claims Professor Yaron Matras, who carried out the research.
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