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A language of France

ISO 639-3: lnc

Population 5,000.
Region Languedoc Province, from Montpellier to Toulouse, Bordeaux, Rodez, and Albi.
Alternate names   Lengadoucian, Languedoc, Langadoc, Occitan, Occitani
Dialects Bas-Languedocien, Languedocien Moyen, Haut-Languedocien, Guyennais. A separate language from Proven├žal (P. Blanchet 1990). Gascon speakers have limited intelligibility of Languedocien.
Classification Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Ibero-Romance, Oc
Language use Used with family and close friends. Mainly spoken in rural communities by all ages. Attempts to standardize Languedocien for all languages of southern France have not been accepted by speakers of those languages. Attitudes are strong and differ about how different the Oc varieties are from each other. Languedocien resembles most the literary variety of Middle Occitan used in the Troubadours of the Middle Ages. Everyone speaks French as first or second language.
Language development Literacy rate in second language: 99%. Roman script. Poetry. Newspapers. Bible portions: 1888–1982.