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Ladin

A language of Italy

ISO 639-3lld

Population  30,000 in Italy (2001 census). Ethnic population: 38,000.
Region  Bolzano Autonomous Province, Southern Tyrol (German Südtirol, Italian Alto Adige), Gherdëina valley, (Italian Val Gardena, German Grödnertal); Badia valley (Italian Val Badia, German Gadertal); Trento (Trient) Autonomous Province, Trentino, in Fascia valley (Italian Val di Fassa, German Fassatal); Belluno Province, Fodom (Italian Livinallongo, German Buchenstein); Anpezo (Italian Ampezzo, Cortina d’Ampezzo area). Also in United States.
Alternate names   Dolomite, Rhaeto-Romance
Dialects  Atesino, Cadorino, Nones (Nones Blot, Nonesh, Parlata Trentina, Nonese), Gardenese (Grüdno, Grödnerisch), Fassano, Badiotto (Gadertalisch), Marebbano (Ennebergisch), Livinallese, Ampezzano.
Classification  Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Rhaetian, Rhaetian
Language use  Positive attitude. Also use Ladin [lld], German, or Italian.
Language development  Taught in primary schools.
Comments  Written since 1800 in Italy. Dialects of Gardenese, Badiotto, and Fassano are taught in school.
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