Napoletano-Calabrese

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A language of Italy

Alternate Names
Neapolitan-Calabrese
Population

5,700,000 (2002).

Location

South, Campania and Calabria regions.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

Napoletano (Neapolitan, Tirrenic), Northern Calabrese-Lucano (Basilicatan, Lucanian). Limited inherent intelligibility of standard Italian [ita]. Neapolitan and Calabrese dialects are reportedly very different from each other. Southern Calabrian is reportedly a dialect of Sicilian [scn].

Language Use

Vigorous. Also use Italian [ita].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1861–1862.
Writing
Latin script.