Italo-Dalmatian languages

Italy, Corsica, Croatia
Linguistic classification:


Glottolog: ital1286[1]

The Italo-Dalmatian languages, or Central Romance languages, are a group of Romance languages of Italy, Corsica, and, formerly, the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia.

Italo-Dalmatian can be split into:[2]

The generally accepted four branches of the Romance languages are Western Romance, Italo-Dalmatian, Sardinian and Eastern Romance. But there are other ways that the languages of Italo-Dalmatian can be classified in these branches:


Based on mutual intelligibility, Dalby lists four languages: Corsican, Italian (Tuscan–Central), NeapolitanSicilian, and Dalmatian.[3] A more detailed account of the languages and dialects includes:

Dalmatian Romance



The Judeo-Italian languages are varieties of Italian used by Jewish communities between the 10th and the 20th centuries in Italy and in Corfu and Zakynthos in the Ionian Islands.

Italo-Romance languages and dialects

There are four main groups of Central-Southern (Centro-Meridionale) Italian dialects or languages:

In addition, some Gallo-Italic languages are spoken in Central-Southern Italy.

See also


  1. Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Italo-Dalmatian". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
  2. Hammarström, Harald & Forkel, Robert & Haspelmath, Martin & Nordhoff, Sebastian. 2014. "Italo-Dalmatian" Glottolog 2.3. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology.
  3. David Dalby, 1999/2000, The Linguasphere register of the world's languages and speech communities. Observatoire Linguistique, Linguasphere Press. Volume 2. Oxford.
  4. For example, Giovan Battista Pellegrini, Tullio De Mauro, Maurizio Dardano, Tullio Telmon (see Enrico Allasino et al. Le lingue del Piemonte, IRES – Istituto di Ricerche Economico Sociali del Piemonte, Torino, 2007, p. 9) and Vincenzo Orioles (see Classificazione dei dialetti parlati in Italia).
  5. Harris, Martin; Vincent, Nigel (1997). Romance Languages. London: Routlegde. ISBN 0-415-16417-6.
  6. 1 2 3 Calabrian in Italian: Calabrese (pl. Calebresi). Synonyms: Calabro, Calabra, Calabri, calabre (m., f.,, Sicilian: calabbrìsi, calavrìsi.
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