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Sicilian

sicilian

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

Number of speakers: 4,700,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Italy

Varieties:

  • Central metafonetica
  • Eastern nonmetafonetica
  • Eolie Islands
  • Mesinese
  • Pantesco
  • Southeastern metafonetica
  • Southern Calabro
  • Western Sicilian
  • Southern Calabrese
  • Pulliese

Example:

Tutti li omini nascinu libbiri cu la stissa dignità i diritti. Iddi hannu a raggiuni i cuscienza i hannu a travagghiari ‘nzemmula cu spiritu di fratirnità.

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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