Tabarchino

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Tabarchino
Tabarchin
Native toItaly
RegionSardinia
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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Tabarchino is a dialect of the Ligurian language spoken in Sardinia.

Distribution of Tabarchino[edit]

Tabarchino is spoken in the communities of Carloforte on San Pietro Island and Calasetta on Sant'Antioco Island, which are located in the Archipelago of Sulcis in the Province of South Sardinia.

Recognition of Ligurian in Carloforte and Calasetta[edit]

Tabarchino enjoys regional recognition through the laws on the promotion of the Sardinian language and culture (l.r. N.26/97,[1] l.r. N.22/18[2]).

Characteristics of variants[edit]

Carloforte Tabarchino retains very few archaisms and is very close to modern Genoese; on the other hand, Calasetta Tabarchino has many more archaisms and is very close to 17th century Ligurian, and its lexicon is also more Sardinian-influenced. The two dialects share words of Tunisian Arabic and French derivation.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Legge Regionale 15 ottobre 1997, n. 26". Regione autonoma della Sardegna – Regione Autònoma de Sardigna.
  2. ^ "Legge Regionale 3 Luglio 2018, n. 22". Regione autonoma della Sardegna – Regione Autònoma de Sardigna.

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