Occitans

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Occitans
L'Occitans
Total population
c. 16 million
Regions with significant populations
Languages
Occitan (native); French (as a result of language shift)
Religion
Christianity (Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
Catalans, Andorrans, other Latin peoples

The Occitans (Occitan: l'Occitans) are an indigenous Romance ethnic group, originating in Southern France. They are concentrated in Occitania. The Occitan language is still used by estimates range from 100,000 to 800,000 speakers; dialects of Occitan are recognized as official language in Catalonia (Spain).