Languages of Italy

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Italy currently has one national language: Standard Italian. Many of the regional varieties of Italian spoken around the country are different enough from Standard Italian to be considered separate languages by most linguists and some speakers themselves, even though they are generally not standardized. Thus a distinction can be made between "dialects of (Standard) Italian" and "dialects and languages of Italy". Other languages spoken in Italy are completely unrelated to Standard Italian.

Languages spoken in Italy

Romance Languages




Rhaetian or Rhaeto-Romance



  • Judeo-Italian or Italkian (Jewish language form, term coined in the mid-20th C. Spoken by the small minority of Jews in Italy.)


Germanic Languages

Albanian Languages

Greek Languages

Slavic Languages

Indo-Aryan Languages

See also

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