Last updated: 28/10/2013
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An Taves Kernewek – The Cornish Language
The Cornish language is an important part of the heritage of
Cornwall and also a living language of today. Use of Cornish is
growing in all walks of life and the opportunities to learn and use
it are increasing.
The language was recognised officially in 2003 under the
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages and since then
has been supported by the UK government.
Cornwall Council has a Cornish
Language Policy and has also adopted the Development Strategy
for Cornish in 2006 along with other bodies.
The Council is the lead partner and accountable body for the
Cornish Language Partnership and delivers its language services
through the Partnership office (MAGA). Members of the Partnership
include voluntary sector language groups, Cornish cultural
organisations and public sector representatives.
Among other things, MAGA offers a free translation service,
advice and support on learning and using Cornish and works closely
with local authorities, schools, public bodies, businesses and
communities. It can also point to services offered by members
groups of the Partnership.
Full details of the work of the Partnership can be found on
the Cornish Language
The Maga Kernow team