Cornish Canadians

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Cornish Canadians
Cornwall Canada
Total population
(20,000+)
Regions with significant populations
The Maritimes, Ontario, British Columbia
Languages
Canadian English and Cornish
Religion
Protestantism, Roman Catholicism
Related ethnic groups
Cornish, English Canadians

Cornish Canadians are Canadians of Cornish descent, including those who were born in Cornwall. The number of Canadian citizens of Cornish descent cannot be determined through census statistics, though speculative estimates place the population as high as 20,000.

History

It is recorded that the first Cornish to reach what is now Canadian soil did in the 16th century, reaching the coast of Newfoundland, part of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Notable people

See also

References

  • Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples. "Cornish.". Multicultural Canada.

Further reading

  • Encyclopedia of Canada's Peoples; Paul Robert Magocsi, editor, University of Toronto Press for Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 1999


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