Italo-Dalmatian languages

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Italy, Corsica, Croatia
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
Glottolog: ital1286[1]

The Italo-Dalmatian languages or Central Romance languages are a group of Romance languages in Italy, Corsica, and, formerly, the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia. They are sometimes classified with Romanian as Eastern Romance and sometimes with Western Romance (Gallo-Italic, French, and Iberian) as Italo-Western, and sometimes split, with the Italian languages in Italo-Western and Dalmatian in Eastern Romance.


Based on mutual intelligibility, Dalby lists four languages: Corsican, Italian (Tuscan–Central), NeapolitanSicilian, and Dalmatian.[2] A more detailed account of the dialects includes,


  1. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Italo-Dalmatian". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 
  2. ^ David Dalby, 1999/2000, The Linguasphere register of the world’s languages and speech communities. Observatoire Linguistique, Linguasphere Press. Volume 2. Oxford.[1]