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A language of France

Corsican

Alternate Names
Corse, Corsi, Corso, Corsu
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Population

30,000 in France (2009), decreasing. On Corsica, 125,000 people have some command of Corsican. Total users in all countries: 31,000.

Location

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

Language Status

4 (Educational). Statutory provincial working language 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. Also use French [fra].

Language Development
Bible portions: 1861–1994.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

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