Monégasque dialect

Gallo-Italic language or dialect spoken in Monaco

Monégasque (Ligurian: munegàscu; Italian: monegasco; French: monégasque) is the type of Ligurian spoken in Monaco, where it is the national language. Although it is not an official language of Monaco (which is only French), it does enjoy an official status, and it is taught in schools and is compulsory.

Native toMonaco
Ethnicity8,400 have Monegasque nationality (2016)[1]
Native speakers
(ca. 20 cited for 1950)[2]
nearly extinct, but taught in school as a heritage language
Language codes
ISO 639-3
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References change

  1. 2016 census
  2. Raymond Arveiller (1967) Etude sur le Parler de Monaco. Comité National des Traditions Monégasques.