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img src=”http://www.importanceoflanguages.com/Images/Italian/ItalianDialectsMap.jpg” alt=”Italian Dialects Map”>Within any language or language group there may be significant changes in speech, vocabulary, and pronunciation. The term used to describe these changes is called a dialect. Some words or phrases that exist in one dialect may exist or be absent from different dialect.

The following are most commonly used dialects in the Italian language.

Siciliano Italian
Calabrese Italian
Lucano Italian
Salentino Italian
Pugliese Italian
Campano Italian
Molisano Italian
Ciociaresco Italian
Laziale Italian
Abruzzese Italian
Umbro Italian
Marchegiano Italian
Toscano Italian
Emilano-Romagnolo Italian
Lombardo Milarnes Italian
Piemontese Italian
Ligure Italian
Trentinese Italian
Ladino Italian
Corse Italian
Veneto Italian

Different variants of the Italian language are spoken in many different nations and regions around the world, most commonly throughout Europe and Italy. However, the differences in regional dialects may not make one Italian speaker nearly incomprehensible to another. In most cases, the different dialects don’t have a specific written form of the language, but there’s usually a certain amount of literature that accompanies each dialect.

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