The Full Wiki

More info on Southern Italian

Southern Italian: Wikis


Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Southern Italian
Italiano Meridionale
Spoken in  Italy
Region Abruzzo, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Lazio, Marche, Molise.
Total speakers approx. 11 million
Language family Indo-European
Language codes
ISO 639-1 it
ISO 639-2 ita
ISO 639-3 itaItalian

Southern Italian (Dialetti italiani meridionali) is a group of Italo-Western Romance dialects spoken in Southern Lazio, Southern Marche, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata, Apulia, and Northern Calabria. Part of a language continuum, they are all mutually intelligible and are often referred to as Neapolitan languages (based on Naples' historic role as capital of the region). According to Ethnologue, the dialects are grouped as Napoletano-Calabrese and are given the status of language.[5] Some consider the dialects simply as Italian dialects affected by a samnite substratum.

The following are considered Southern Italian dialects[6]:

Northern border of Southern Italian in magenta.[7]


External links

Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address