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Central Italian

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Native to  Italy
Linguasphere  51-AAA-ra ... -rba
Glottolog  None
Central Italian
Region  Lazio, Umbria, central Marche, the far south of Tuscany, and a small part of Abruzzo
Native speakers  approx. ~3.000.000 (2006)
Language family  Indo-European Italic Romance Italo-Dalmatian (Italian) Central Italian

Central Italian (italiano centrale or mediano) is a group of Italo-Dalmatian Romance dialects spoken in central Italy in Lazio, Umbria, central Marche, the far south of Tuscany, and a small part of Abruzzo. The differences between these dialects are slight. They are closely related to Tuscan and all are mutually intelligible with each other as well as with Standard Italian. They are the Italian dialects not affected by substrata.

The following dialects are part of Central Italian:

  • Marchigiano (central part of Marche)
  • Umbrian dialects (Umbria)
  • Sabino (L'Aquila and Province of Rieti)
  • Tuscia dialect (Tuscia, northern part of Latium)
  • Romanesco (Metropolitan City of Rome)
  • Castelli Romani dialect (Castelli Romani)
  • Ciociaro (Ciociaria, southern part of Latium)
  • References

    Central Italian Wikipedia


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