Cilentan dialect

"Cilentan" redirects here: For the region, see Cilento. For the coast, see Cilentan Coast.
Native to Italy
Region Cilento (Southern Campania)
Native speakers
250,000 (date missing)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

The Cilentan language (in Italian: Cilentano, in Cilentan: Celendano or Cilindanu) is a dialect spoken in the area of Cilento, located in the southern part of the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.



Cilentan is a dialect of Sicilian. It has been influenced, especially in the Vallo di Diano and in central Cilento, by the Italian language as spoken in Potenza and part of its Province of Potenza. In the towns of northern Cilento close to the urban area of Salerno (for example Agropoli, Capaccio and Paestum), the language is mainly influenced by Neapolitan, more specifically by the Salernitan dialect.


  1. influenced by lucanian dialects

See also

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