Venetian (Venezian) is one of 33 languages
spoken in Italy. It is very different from Standard Italian.
Alternate name: VENETO, VENET
Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian,
- Comments: Distinct from Standard Italian,
it is vigorously spoken in Italy, Croatia and Slovenia and is not endangered.
Speakers also use Italian. Bible portions 1859.
Languages of Italy
The Venetian language has 2,180,387 speakers in Italy (2000 WCD)
speakers in Croatia (Istria and Dalmatia) and Slovenia (1994 Tapani Salminen).
- Northern Italy, city of Venice,
area of the Tre Venezie;
- Venezia Eugànea westward to
Verona, southward to the Po, and eastward to the border of the
- Venezia Tridentina, in the Adige
valley and neighboring mountain regions to the north of Trent;
- and Venezia Giulia, east of the
Friuli, and including Trieste.
Bisiacco is spoken in Gorizia
|CROATIA and SLOVENIA
|Istrian peninsula and
See also Italian in Croatia.
Pages of interest:
Bisiac people - http://home.tele2.it/nsoranzo/bisiacpeople.html
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Sunday, September 07, 2003; Last Updated:
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