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History of Cornish

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Cornish is one of the family of Celtic languages, closely related to Welsh and Breton and slightly more distantly to Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx. For more information read our brief history of the Cornish language.

While the existence of different forms was a tribute to the vibrancy of the language movement, given a small language base it also proved a barrier to development, particularly in education and public life. As with many other small languages, an increase in public use of the language following official recognition meant that the problem needed to be addressed.

Find out about the Standard Written Form.

These are the final reports from research undertaken into the current situation of the Cornish language.

Find out about research into the language.

The Partnership included language organisations, local authorities and a number of other organisations who have came together with the aim of promoting Cornish and developing it further in Cornish life.

See the Partnership groups' meeting papers.