Posted in Language Profiles, Neapolitan-Calabrese, Romance Languages

Neapolitan

neapolitancalabrese

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Italo-Dalmatian – Neapolitan

Number of speakers: 5,700,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Italy

Varieties:

  • Abruzzese
  • Molisan
  • Apulian
  • Campanian
  • Lucanian

Example:

Tutte ll’uommene nasceno libbere e cu’ egale dignità e deritte; teneno raggione e cuscienza e hann’a operà ll’uno cu ll’ato cu’ ‘un spirito ‘e fratellanza.

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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