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Corsican

corsican

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Italo-Dalmatian – Corsican

Number of speakers: 31,000 L1, plus about 125,000 passive speakers.

Countries where it is spoken: France and Italy

Varieties:

  • Gallurese
  • Northern Corsican (France)
  • Sartenese (France and Italy)
  • Venaco (France)
  • Vico-Ajaccio (France)

Example:

Nascinu tutti l’ome libari è pari di dignità è di diritti. Pussedinu a raghjioni è a cuscenza è li tocca ad agiscia trà elli di modu fraternu.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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