Posted in Language Profiles, Romance Languages, Sicilian



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

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

Countries where it is spoken: Italy


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

Language Awareness Index (explain): 1.9


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.








  • Cadèmia Siciliana (Nonprofit organization which was founded at the end of 2016 by a group of dedicated Sicilian language activists. Their mission is Sicilian language research, education and activism)


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