Many of Cornwall’s place names have their origins in the Cornish language and are probably Cornwall’s greatest asset with respect to its language. Below are some examples of parts of Cornish place names with their English translations alongside.
Bos Small house
Chy House or dwelling
Pen Head – hill
Tre Homestead – settlement or farm
Caer Enclosed – fort
For more information about the Cornish Language visit www.magakernow.org.uk