Cilentan dialect

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"Cilentan" redirects here: For the region, see Cilento. For the coast, see Cilentan Coast.
Native to Italy
Region Cilento (Southern Campania)
Native speakers
250,000 (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

The Cilentan language (in Italian: Cilentano, in Cilentan: Celendano or Cilindanu) is a dialect spoken in the area of Cilento, located in the southern part of the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.



It has been influenced, especially in the Vallo di Diano and in central Cilento, by the Basilicata language as spoken in Potenza and part of its Province of Potenza. In the towns of northern Cilento close to the urban area of Salerno (for example Agropoli, Capaccio and Paestum), the language is mainly influenced by Neapolitan, more specifically by the Salernitan dialect.


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