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Corsican language

Corsican (corsu) is a Romance language and group of dialects spoken in the island of Corsica (France), and as a variety in the Gallura region of Sardinia (Italy).

Even though French is the official language of Corsica, Corsican is more related to Italian than to French.

Divided into Northern Corsican, spoken in the Bastia (Bastia), Corte (Corti) area, and Southern Corsican, spoken in Sartene (Sartè), Porto-Vecchio (Porti-Vechju). The dialect of Ajaccio (Aiacciu) has been described as in transition.

In the Sardinian region of Gallura (Gaddura), including the town of Tempio Pausania (Tempiu), and on the island of La Maddalena (A Maddalena) the people speak "Gallurese", a transitional dialect with many similarities with Southern Corsican.

The Corsican language is the vehicle of the Corsican culture, which is notably rich of proverbs or polyphonic songs that emerge from a millenary oral transmission.