1,000 (2012 W. Breu). 1,000 speakers among 2,300 inhabitants of the 3 villages, plus a number in expatriate communities (Salminen 2007). Ethnic population: 2,000 ( W. Breu).
Molise region: Campobasso province, Montemitro, San Felice del Molise, and Acquaviva-Collecroce villages.
Efforts made to revive Slavomolisano literature use. For many bilingual speakers, it is still the dominant language in everyday use (2012 W. Breu). Most children have not spoken Slavomolisano since 1990. Also use Italian [ita].
Descendants of 15th and 16th century Croatian refugees. Christian.