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Official language: Italian


Demographics of Italy

In October 2007, the Italian population surpassed 59.8 million, Italy currently has the fourth largest population in the European Union, and the 23rd largest population worldwide.

Some 625,287 Romanians are officially registered as living in Italy, replacing Albanians and Moroccans as the largest ethnic minority group in Italy, but unofficial estimates put the actual number of Romanians at double that figure or perhaps even more.

As of 2007, migrants came from other parts of Europe (52.02%), North Africa (16.17%), Asia (16.08%), the Americas (8.5%) and sub-Saharan Africa (7.06%). Emigrants by ethnicity in 2008: Romanians 15.1%, Moroccans 10.5%, Albanians 10.3% and Ukrainians 5.3%.

Languages

The official and common language is Italian. Officially recognized minority language groups are Venetian, Sardinian, Friulian, Albanian, Tyrolean, Occitan, Roma/Sinti, Sard.Sassarese, Corsican, Franco-Proven├žal, Slovenian, Ladin, French, Greek, Catalan, Croatian, Carinthian and Carnian.

Italian National Institutions for Language

Accademia della Crusca
Nicoletta Maraschio, Presidente
via di Castello 46, 50141 Firenze, Italy
+39-055-45 42 77 (& 78)
segreteria@crusca.fi.it


CNR Opera del Vocabolario Italiano
Pietro Beltrami, Direttore
via di Castello 46, 50141 Firenze, Italy
+39-055-45 2841
ovi@ovi.cnr.it

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