Dialects spoken in Italy 2018, by number of speakers

The most spoken dialect in Italy is South Italian. This macro-group includes varieties spoken in the regions of Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Apulia, and Molise as well as in some areas of Lazio, Marche, and Umbria, three regions of the Center. As of 2018, South Italian counted 7.5 million speakers. The second most spoken dialect, Sicilian, had about five million speakers.

Most frequent dialects spoken in Italy as of 2018, by number of speakers

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Release date

2018

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2018

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