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|c. 16 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Occitan (native); French (as a result of language shift)|
|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).
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