Definition of Mebyon Kernow in English:

Mebyon Kernow

(also Mebion Kernow, Meibion Kernow)

Pronunciation /ˌmɛbɪən ˈkəːnəʊ/


  • (The name of) a Cornish nationalist organization, founded in 1951 as a society and from 1970 a political party. Compare Mec Vannin , Meibion Glyndwr .


1960s. From Cornish Mebyon Kernow, lit. ‘Sons of Cornwall’ from mebyon, plural of mab son + Kernow Cornwall.