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Central Italian
italiano centrale
Native to Italy
Region Lazio, Umbria, central Marche, the far south of Tuscany, and a small part of Abruzzo
Native speakers
approx. 5 million  (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguasphere 51-AAA-ra ... -rba
Central italian[1][2][3][4]

Central Italian (italiano centrale or mediano) is a group of Italo-Dalmatian Romance dialects spoken in central Italy in Lazio, Umbria, central Marche, the far south of Tuscany, and a small part of Abruzzo. The differences between these dialects are slight. They are closely related to Tuscan and all are mutually intelligible with each other as well as with Standard Italian. They are the Italian dialects not affected by substrata.[citation needed]

The following dialects are part of Central Italian:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ali, Linguistic atlas of Italy
  2. ^ (Italian) Linguistic cartography of Italy by Padova University
  3. ^ Italian dialects by Pellegrini
  4. ^ AIS, Sprach-und Sachatlas Italiens und der Südschweiz, Zofingen 1928-1940

External links[edit]

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Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:03:45 -0700

He managed the company's only European factory, in the central Italian region of Abruzzo, which produces scooters and motorbikes. The Japanese motor group claims he gave lucrative supply contracts to companies that he controlled through his family or ...
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Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:28:46 -0700

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