Cornish language resources – Language Links Database

Cornish – is a Southwestern Brittonic Celtic language historically spoken by the Cornish people. The language has undergone a revival in recent decades and is widely considered to be an important part of Cornish identity, culture and heritage. It is a recognized minority language of the United Kingdom, protected under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, and has a growing number of speakers. 

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Native speakers: 20 native speakers of revived Cornish (2000), 557 people claim Cornish as their main language (2011)

Native to: Cornwall (United Kingdom)

Cornish Grammar and Pronunciation

Digitized Grammar Books

  • A (Downloadable) Handbook of the Cornish Language by Henry Jenner

Cornish Vocabulary

  • Globalnet - Some Phrases From The Old Cornish
  • Wikipedia - A List of Cornish Dialect Words
  • - Basic Cornish Phrasebook. Here you can find some frequently requested translations of useful phrases in Cornish. Each section also has a sound file where you can hear how the words are pronounced.
  • CornwallinFocus - Useful Cornish Phrases

Vocabulary-related (and digitized) E-books

  • KerneWegva - An English – Cornish Glossary in the Standard Written Form, 59 pages (pdf)

Cornish Dictionaries

Cornish Listening and Video Resources



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