Sardinian language


Sardinian language

Romance language spoken in Sardinia, the most similar to Vulgar Latin of the modern Romance languages. Its only standard form is the sardo illustre, a literary language used mostly for folk verse. Italian is the island's official language, and few literary works exist in Sardinian. The earliest written materials date from c. 1080.

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