Istriot Language

Istriot Language

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Istriot is a Romance language spoken in the Western Region on the coast of the Istrian Peninsula, especially in the towns of Rovinj and Vodnjan, on the upper northern part of the Adriatic Sea, in Croatia. Istriot is a Romance language related to the Ladin populations of the Alps. According to the Italian linguist Matteo Bartoli, the Ladin area extended until 1000 CE, from southern Istria to Friuli and eastern Switzerland. Its classification remains unclear, due to the specificities of the language, which has always had a very limited number of speakers. Its speakers never referred to it as "Istriot." Traditionally, it had six names after the six towns where it was spoken. In Vodnjan it was named "Bumbaro," in Bale "Vallese," in Rovinj "Rovignese," in i an "Sissanese," in Fa ana "Fasanese" and in Gali ana "Gallesanese." The term Istriot was coined by the 19th century Italian linguist Graziadio Isaia Ascoli.show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136761440
  • 9786136761442