30,000 in France (2009), decreasing. On Corsica, 125,000 people have some command of Corsican. Population total all countries: 31,000.
Corsica region; also possibly in Paris, Marseilles, other urban centers.
4 (Educational). Recognized language (2002, Act. No. 2002-92 (22 Jan) on Corsica, Article 7), mainly used in education.
Northern Corsican (Bastia, Cape Cors), Sartenais, Venaco, Vico-Ajaccio. Lexical similarity: 79%–89% with Bastia, Venaco, Vico, and Sartene dialects. Bonifacio on the southern tip of the island has 78% lexical similarity (highest) with Bastia at extreme north. Ajaccio dialect is central and prestigious.
All ages. Also use French [fra].
Latin script [Latn].