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Italian language Reference library
The languages spoken in what is now Italy included Occitan and Provençal (in Piedmont), German (in Tirol), Slovene (in Veneto), and Albanian, Catalan, Croatian, and Greek (in southern Italy), as well as dialects and the language now known as ‘standard’ Italian. Renaissance Italy had neither a national written language nor a standardized spoken language; the former was not achieved until the seventeenth century and the latter until the late twentieth century....
Italy, Languages of Reference library
Before Roman expansion, peoples speaking a diverse array of languages populated the Italian peninsula. These languages included, in addition to