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Total population
1.5 million (est.)
Regions with significant populations
Northeast Italy 530,000
other parts of Italy 170,000
Elsewhere 800,000
Friulian, Italian
Related ethnic groups
Ladinians, Italians

Friulians or Furlans are a linguistic minority living in Italy and elsewhere. About 530,000 of them live in the provinces of Udine and Pordenone and in parts of Gorizia and Venice. Their language, the Friulian language, is the second largest minority language in Italy. About 170,000 Friulians live elsewhere in Italy and about 800,000 Friulians live outside Italy.


  • "Friulians". World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous People. Minority Rights Group International. Retrieved 2008-04-08.