Its creation was approved by the Wikimedia language subcommittee on 21 December 2006, where the following facts about the Neapolitan language have been mentioned:
Approximate number of speakers: 7-8 million
Location(s) spoken: in southern Italy in several varieties (from Abruzzi & southern Latium to northern Calabria and Northern Apulia); centered in Campania, Italy, and due to immigration in many parts of the world.
Closely related languages, if any: Sicilian. Also Italian, Corsican, Sardinian, etc. Romance language with influences from Greek, Catalan, Spanish, French, and Arabic languages due to southern Italian history (Oscan substratum, pre-Latin language spoken in the same area as modern Neapolitan).
External links to organizations that promote the language: