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Venetian Language

Venetian (Venezian) is one of 33 languages spoken in Italy. It is very different from Standard Italian.

See: Languages of Italy

The Venetian language has 2,180,387 speakers in Italy (2000 WCD) and 100,000 speakers in Croatia (Istria and Dalmatia) and Slovenia (1994 Tapani Salminen).

Spoken Dialects

Country Region Dialects
ITALY
  • Northern Italy, city of Venice, area of the Tre Venezie;
  • Venezia Eug├ánea westward to Verona, southward to the Po, and eastward to the border of the Fruili;
  • 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 Province.

BISIACCO

ISTRIAN[O]

TRIESTINO

VENETIAN PROPER

CROATIA and SLOVENIA
(combined)
Istrian peninsula and Dalmatia.

See also Italian in Croatia.

ISTRIAN[O]

TRETINE

VENETIAN PROPER

Linguistic Tree

Indo-European (443)
Italic (48)
Romance (47)
Italo-Western (38)
Western (32)
Gallo-Iberian (30)
Gallo-Romance (13)
Gallo-Italian (5)
VENETIAN

Source: 

  • http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=VEC and http://www.ethnologue.com/show_lang_family.asp?code=VEC

Pages of interest:

  • Bisiac people - http://home.tele2.it/nsoranzo/bisiacpeople.html

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Created: Friday, Sunday, September 07, 2003; Last Updated: Friday, February 22, 2013
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