Languedocien dialect

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Native toFrance
Native speakers
(undated figure of 5,000)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Languedocien (French name, pronounced [lɑ̃ɡdɔsjɛ̃]), Languedocian or Lengadocian (Occitan pronunciation: [leŋɡoðuˈsja]), is an Occitan dialect spoken in rural parts of southern France such as Languedoc, Rouergue, Quercy, Agenais and Southern Périgord. Due to its central position among the dialects of Occitan, it is often used as a basis for a Standard Occitan.[4]

About 10% of the population of Languedoc are fluent in the language (about 300,000), and another 20% (600,000) "have some understanding" of the language. All speak French as their first or second language.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Languedocien at Ethnologue (15th ed., 2005)
  2. ^ "Occitan (post 1500)". IANA language subtag registry. 18 August 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  3. ^ "Languedocien"; IANA language subtag registry; subtitle: Occitan variant spoken in Languedoc; retrieved: 11 February 2019; publication date: 22 April 2018.
  4. ^ Claudi Balaguer, "Languedocian: A Central and Interface Dialect within Occitan", in John Partridge (ed.), Interfaces in Language, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010