It is said that Dolly Pentreath was the last person to speak Cornish of mousehole died in 1777
Cornish language is derived from the Brythonic languages with common roots with both Breton and Welsh
Cornish is a Southwestern Brittonic language of the Celtic language family.
The words “Cornwall “and Cornish derived from Celtic tribe cornovii
The Cornish were often at war with the Saxons who referred them as Cornwalas (the Cornish)
Throughout the Middle Ages the Cornish were seen as separate from the rest of England with there own language society and customs
Cornish rebellion 1497 was unsuccessful. in 1497 the Cornish protested about paying tax for the invasion of north England saying that it had nothing to do with them 15,000 rebels marched on to London 1,000 of these rebels were killed and their leaders put to death.
Cornish rebels again protested in 1549 as regards the act of uniformity which outlawed all languages except English from church services. over 4,000 people protested and were massacred by king Edward VI army
In 2002 the Cornish language was granted official recognition under the European charter for minority languages