Corsican

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A language of France

Alternate Names
Corse, Corsi, Corso
Autonym
Corsu
Population

150,000 (2013), decreasing. Ethnic population: 315,000 (2017). Total users in all countries: 151,000.

Location

Corsica region; possibly in Marseilles, Paris, other urban centers.

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Language Status

4 (Educational). Statutory language of provincial identity in Corsica (2002, Act. No. 2002-92 (22 Jan) on Corsica, Article 7), mainly used in education.

Dialects

Sartenais, Vico-Ajaccio, Northern Corsican (Bastia, Cape Cors), Venaco. 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.

Language Use

All ages. Positive attitudes. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
NT: 2017.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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