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Cornish language


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A Celtic language which ceased to be spoken in the 18th century, but which has been revived in recent years. Cornish was more closely related to the Breton tongue than to any other Celtic language. See O. J. Padel, Cornish Place‐Name Elements (1985), and G. P. White, A Handbook of Cornish Surnames (1984). Cornish place‐names have given rise to a large number of locative †surnames.

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