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Regions with significant populations
San Marino 62,000
Italy 5,724[1]
France 1,881[1]
United States 2,910[1]
Argentina 1,489[1]
Sammarinese, Italian
Related ethnic groups

Sammarinese is a term used to refer to the people of the country of San Marino.[2][3]


San Marino recognizes two official languages: Italian, and Sammarinese. Approximately 83 percent of the population speak Sammarinese, which is considered a variation of the Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect, found in the surrounding Italian region. While Italian is the language of everyday use, phrases and idioms from Sammarinese are used.[4]


Although historically San Marino fought against the political control of the Holy See, most Sammarinese people are Catholic, but there is no state religion. Many of San Marino's official ceremonies are held in the Basilica di San Marino, the republic's main church, or in other churches. There are a total of nine Catholic parishes all of which comprise the diocese of San Marino.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Museum of the Emigrant - Study Center Migrations San Marino". San Marino Site Turismo. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 20 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Definition of SAMMARINESE". Retrieved 19 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Waldman, Carl; Mason, Catherine (2006). Encyclopedia of European peoples. New York: Facts On File. p. 690. ISBN 9781438129181. 
  4. ^ a b "Culture of San Marino - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, family, social, marriage". Retrieved 20 November 2016.