Cornish

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A language of United Kingdom

Alternate Names
Curnoack, Kernowek
Autonym
Kernewek
Population

600, all users. L1 users: No known L1 speakers, but emerging L2 speakers. L2 users: 600 (2011 census). Ethnic population: 73,200 (2011 census).

Location

Cornwall, scattered.

Language Status

9 (Reawakening).

Dialects

None known. Most closely related to Breton [bre] and Welsh [cym] with some mutual intelligibility.

Language Use

Some children grow up bilingual in English [eng].

Language Development
Taught in some schools. Periodicals. Dictionary. Grammar. NT: 2002–2004. Religious services held in Cornish. Evening classes, correspondence courses, summer camps, children’s play groups, residential courses, and self-help groups. Also groups in London and Australia. There is now a full-time Cornish language nursery school being set up. Since 2009 approximately 50 children between the ages of 1 and 7 have attended the setting for significant periods of time. Agency: Cornish Language Board.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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