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map shows the regions of the world where Provençal is commonly spoken
(red circle). Ultimately, Provençal traces its
roots to the Italic branch of Indo-European. It descended
from classical Latin.
In the medieval period, Provençal was known as langue d'oc, and it
was an important literary language competing linguistically
the northern Parisian French known as langue d'oil.
The Albigensian crusades and the rising political power of
however, led to its diminishment. Today, in spite of many attempts
at literary revival, Provençal remains a second-class
language spoken by southern peasants. Provençal is
is most closely related to French,
and Galician. It is
more distantly related to Romansch
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
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