Published November 26, 2018
This video was recorded in Sonora, Mexico and features Sardinian speaker Ricardo Germán. Gallurese Sardinian, generally considered a variety of Corsican, was spoken by 100,000 people as of 1999. Gallurese Sardinian is an Italo-Dalmatian Romance language of the Italic branch of the Indo-European language family, spoken by people in the northeastern part of the island of Sardinia known as Gallura. Not to be confused with two main dialects of Sardinian (Campidanese and Logudorese), Gallurese Sardinian is considered by some a dialect of Corsican, and others a fusion between Corsican and Sardinian; regardless, Gallurese bears more similarities with Corsican dialects than with the Sardinian varieties. Morphology and core vocabulary overlap with southern Corsican dialects Sartene and Porto-Vecchio, while one third of the Gallurese lexicon bears Logudorese Sardinian, Catalan, and Spanish influence.