Ladin language

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This article is about the Ladin language. For other uses of the term Ladin, please see Ladin (disambiguation).

Ladin (in its own language: ladin) is a Romance language, belonging to the Rhaeto-Romance subgroup, spoken in a territory called Ladinia, in the Dolomite Alps, in northern Italy.

This minority language has the status of a protected language in Italy and the status of an official language in the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige. It remains dominated by the state language, Italian.

The Ladin-speaking area, Ladinia, is divided between the following administrative units:

The Ladin dialect of Cadore (excepting Cortina d'Ampezzo) is strongly influenced by Northern Italian and therefore some authors exclude it from "Ladin" proper.

A standard variety of Ladin has been implemented since the 2000s.[1]


  1. VALENTINI Erwin (2001) (dir.) Gramatica dl ladin standard, Vich / Sant Martin de Tor / Bulsan: SPELL (Servisc de Planificazion y Elaborazion dl Lingaz Ladin) / Union Generala di Ladins dles Dolomites / Institut Cultural Ladin “Majon di Fascegn” / Istitut Cultural Ladin “Micurà de Rü” / Istitut Pedagogich Ladin