Slavomolisano

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A language of Italy

Alternate Names
Croato molisano, Molise Croatian, Molise Slavic, Naš jezik, Slavic of Molise
Autonym
Na-našu
Population

1,000 (2012 W. Breu). Ethnic population: 2,000 (2012 W. Breu).

Location

Molise region: Campobasso province, Montemitro, San Felice del Molise, and Acquaviva-Collecroce villages.

Language Status

7 (Shifting).

Language Use

Efforts made to revive Slavomolisano literature use. For many bilingual speakers, it is still the dominant language in everyday use (2012 W. Breu). Adults only. Most children have not spoken Slavomolisano since 1990 (2012 W. Breu). Also use Italian [ita].

Language Development

Literature.

Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Descendants of 15th and 16th century Croatian refugees. Christian.

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