Ladin

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A language of Italy

Alternate Names
Dolomite, Rhaeto-Romance
Population

31,000 in Italy (2013). Ethnic population: 38,000.

Location

The Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol, 2 valleys.

Language Status

6b (Threatened).

Dialects

Ampezzano, Atesino, Badiotto (Gadertalisch), Cadorino, Fassano, Gardenese (Grödnerisch, Grüdno), Livinallese, Marebbano (Ennebergisch), Nones (Nones Blot, Nonese, Nonesh, Parlata Trentina).

Language Use

Some children learn it but stop using it at school age (Salminen 2007). Positive attitudes. Also use Italian [ita], Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Taught in primary schools.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Written since 1800 in Italy. Dialects of Gardenese, Badiotto, and Fassano taught in school. Distinct from Ladino [lad], Judeo-Spanish.