Sassarese language

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Sassarese
Sassaresu, Turritanu
ISO 639 Icon sdc.svg
Pronunciation [sasːaˈrezu]
Native to Italy
Region Sardinia
Native speakers ≈ 125.000  (date missing)
Language family
Writing system Latin (Italian alphabet)
Official status
Regulated by No official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3 sdc
Linguasphere 51-AAA-pe
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Languages of northern Sardinia

Sassarese (local name Sassaresu or Turritanu) is a Romance language. It is related to the Corsican language and the Sardinian language. It is also related to Gallurese. The latter is regarded as a Corsican dialect despite the geographic location, although this attribution is a matter of controversy. It can be considered a transitional language between Italo-Dalmatian languages

Sassarese is spoken by approximately 120,000 people in the northwest coastal areas of Sardinia, Italy.