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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: BBC The Cornish: A Neglected Nation? Reply with quote

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For centuries Cornwall retained the marks of a separate country - the Cornish people having their own language, style of dress and folklore. Yet by 1700 there were only 5000 Cornish speakers left in the land. Dr Mark Stoyle explains how it happened.


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