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Venetian

venetian

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Western – Galo-Iberian – Galo-Romance – Galo-Italic – Venetian

Number of speakers: 3,800,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Croatia, Italy and Slovenia

Varieties:

  • Bisiaccio (Italy)
  • Istrian (Croatia, Italy and Slovenia) (Although some sources classify this variety as a separate language)
  • Triestino (Italy)
  • Central Venetian (Italy)

Example:

Tuti i eseri umani xe nati liberi e conpagni par dignità e diriti. I xe dotai de raxon e de cosiensa e i deve conportarse i uni co st’altri c spirito de fradelana.

Tuchi i esari homan i naçie libàri et gualivi en dignedà et derichi, dotadi comà i xè de rasòn e conoçiençia, i debe conportarse co fradernidà i uni co i autèri.

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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Links:

ACADEMIA BONA CREANSA (Academy of the Venetian Language)

ACADEMIA DE ŁA ŁENGUA VENETA (Facebook Page of the Academy of the Venetian Language)

Wikitongues Video Sample:

 

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