Cornish Language

The Cornish language is in a stronger state than it has been for a long time, but just like all small languages, there is a need for a programme to protect, support and develop the language.  Cornwall Council leads the Cornish language programme which is made up of four main parts: Status, Use, Acquisition and Corpus.  The aim of the programme is to increase the number of Cornish speakers and create more opportunities to use Cornish.

The Cornish Language Office is part of Cornwall Council and coordinates the Cornish language programme.  Contact the office if you have any enquiries about Cornish. 

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Find out how to learn Cornish, either attending a class or learning online, how you can introduce Cornish in your school, what to do if you want to start a class and more.

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Find information and advice on how you can use Cornish, from naming your house, listening to the news, watching a film and much more.

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Find out about Akademi Kernewek who are responsible for setting standards for the cornish language, developing the dictionary, place names and research.

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Find out about the history of Cornish, Cornish today and the future of Cornish.

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View websites for Cornish language organisations, websites related to the Cornish language and sites for other minority languages.

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