Sassarese language

Romance (transitional) language variety, closely related to Sardinian and especially Corsican

Sassarese (local name Sassaresu or Turritanu) is a Romance language. It is related to the Corsican language and the Sardinian language. It is also related to Gallurese. The latter is regarded as a Corsican dialect despite the geographic location, although this attribution is a matter of controversy. It can be considered a transitional language between Italo-Dalmatian languages

Sassaresu, Turritanu
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Native toItaly
Native speakers
≈ 125.000
Latin (Italian alphabet)
Official status
Regulated byNo official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3sdc
ELPSassarese Sardinian
Languages of northern Sardinia

Sassarese is spoken by approximately 120,000 people in the northwest coastal areas of Sardinia, Italy.