|Region||Lazio, Umbria, central Marche, the far south of Tuscany, and a small part of Abruzzo|
|approx. 5 million (date missing)|
Central Italian (italiano centrale or mediano) is a group of Italo-Dalmatian Romance dialects spoken in central Italy in Lazio, Umbria, central Marche, the far south of Tuscany, and a small part of Abruzzo. The differences between these dialects are slight. They are closely related to Tuscan and all are mutually intelligible with each other as well as with Standard Italian. They are the Italian dialects not affected by substrata.
The following dialects are part of Central Italian:
- Marchigiano (central part of Marche)
- Umbrian dialects (Umbria)
- Sabino (L'Aquila and Province of Rieti)
- Tuscia dialect (Tuscia, northern part of Latium)
- Romanesco (Metropolitan City of Rome)
- Castelli Romani dialect (Castelli Romani)
- Ciociaro (Ciociaria, southern part of Latium)
- Ali, Linguistic atlas of Italy
- (Italian) Linguistic cartography of Italy by Padova University Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- Italian dialects by Pellegrini
- AIS, Sprach-und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz, Zofingen 1928-1940