"The last bastion of Catalan in Italy"

The Catalan people of northern Spain (extending partially across the border with France) developed their cultural and ethnic identity largely during the fall of the Roman Empire. Despite the eventual domination of the region by Spain, the Catalan retained a very strong ethnic and cultural identity, which is even particularly strong today. In the 14th century, a group of Catalans sailed from Spain to Sardinia, eventually settling a town called Alghero. Today's fewer and fewer residents of Catalan descent speak the language, Despite an attempt by the government of Italy to protect a number of historic languages, the survival of Catalan language is still very much at risk.


Italy's Last Bastion of Catalan Language Struggles to Keep It Alive

By Raphael Minder

The New York Times

November 21, 2016

Recent Posts
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon

Contact the International Heritage News Network at info @internationalheritagenews.com. The Privacy Policy for the International Heritage News Network has been compiled to better serve those who are concerned with how their 'Personally Identifiable Information' (PII) is being used online. Go to IHN Network Privacy Policy >

© 2016-2018  by the International Heritage News Network. All photos are the property of the

International Heritage News Network, unless otherwise noted.  Proudly created with Wix.com and grateful for the assistance of Christopher C. Celauro (see About the IHN Network).