Top 5 Dialects of Italian Language

Italian is the first language for over 60 million people and a second language for many others. Known for its non-verbal attributes, they use lots of hand gestures while speaking. There are different dialects in the Italian language. The dialects of modern Italian have their roots in the spoken form of Latin (Vulgar Latin) which was used in the Roman Empire. Let’s read some of the well-known dialects of Italian Language.

Neapolitan

Neapolitan is a Romance language which is spoken in South Italy. It is mainly spoken in and around Naples. It has been developed from Vulgar Latin and is influenced by Oscan and Greek. With over 5 million speakers, it is mainly adopted by people of Naples. The Neapolitan dialect is different from other Italian dialects. It is influenced by Latin.

Venetian

Venetian dialect is also a Romance language spoken by 2 million people in Venice and its areas around that. Croatia, Trieste, Brazil, Mexico and Slovenia also speak in this dialect. This dialect is influenced by French and Spanish. Venetian eventually gave way to the Tuscan dialect, which became the national language of Italy. One can still find Venetian spoken in Venice, but mostly in informal contexts.

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Tuscan dialect

Tuscan dialect is another version of Italian language which is widely spoken in Tuscany region. Over more than 20 million population have Tuscan dialect as their official language. Florence which is the capital city of Tuscany have people speaking this language. In the sixteenth century, Tuscan came close to modern day Italian language. Over the years, it has lost some letters and changed their spelling.

Sicilian

Silician is one of the strongest dialects among various Italian dialects. It is one of the oldest Romance languages derived from Latin. It is spoken mainly in Sicily called Sicilia in Italian and in some parts of southern Italy like Reggio di Calabria and southern Puglia. This language is derived from Latin, with Greek, Arabic, French, Provençal, German, Catalan and Spanish influences.

Romanesco

Romanesco dialect is spoken by 2 million people in Rome and its surrounding areas. After Rome became the capital city of Italy, it became the widely accepted language in Italy. This dialect is similar to Tuscan dialect.

Italy wasn’t unified until 1861 which is one of the reasons why there are so many dialectical variations in the language. There is a debate as to whether these dialects should be considered as different language altogether. Whatever the case may be, translation services in Mumbai will be able to translate your documents in all these above-mentioned dialects.

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