Romanian, Istro

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A language of Croatia

Alternate Names
Istro-Romanian
Population

560 (1994). 300 L1 speakers plus 100 L2 speakers in Istria, plus 1,000 living outside Istria in 1998.

Location

Northeast Istrian Peninsula, Žejane village, villages south.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Dialects

Structurally distinct from Romanian [ron] (Agard 1984). Split from the other 3 Romanian languages between 500 and 1000 A.D. Different from Istriot [ist].

Language Use

No children and few younger speakers (2007). All are bilingual in Serbian [srp] or Croatian [hrv] (Salminen 2007).