Sardinian language

Romance language indigenous to the island of Sardinia

Sardinian (Sardu, Limba or Lingua sarda) is a Romance language. It is native to the island of Sardinia, a Mediterranean island and autonomous region of Italy.

Native toItaly
Native speakers
(~1 million cited 1993-2007)
Official status
Official language in
Regulated byLimba Sarda Comuna
Language codes
ISO 639-3srd
Linguasphere51-AAA-s +(Corso-Sardinian) 51-AAA-pd & -pe
Sardinia Language Map.png
Languages and dialects of Sardinia. Sardinian is spoken in all the orange-coloured areas.

Sardinian is often seen as the closest language to Latin. It has had to fight for decades to get basic recognition by the Italian government.