Thought extinct in the mid 1800’s, Cornish has undergone a remarkable reformation. It has recently pulled itself off the list of the languages endangered zone as more and more people have shown interest in reviving the language. The Cornish language, even older than English, is spoken by the Cornish people in Cornwell, in the south west of the U.K. It was a language that dominated Cornwell before being pushed away by the use of English.
Did you know? A thorn or a bramble in Cornish is known as ‘Dumbledore’, incorporated into modern English meaning bumblebee, inspiring the name of JK Rowling’s famous professor in Harry Potter.