|c. 17 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Occitan (native); French, Italian, Spanish, Catalan (as a result of language shift)|
|Christianity (Roman Catholicism, Protestantism)|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Catalans, French, Ligurians|
The Occitans (Occitan: occitans) are a Romance-speaking Mediterranean ethnic group. They come from the historical region of Occitania (southern France, northeastern Spain and northwestern Italy).
Just to clarify: virtually everyone in France speaks French. Some speak another language also. Occitans is one of the traditional other languages.
References[change | change source]
- Pèire Bec, "Occitan", in Rebecca Posner, John N. Green eds. 1982. Language and philology in Romance. Walter de Gruyter.
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- Gregory Hanlon, Confession and Community in Seventeenth-century France: Catholic and Protestant Coexistence in Aquitaine, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993, p. 20
- Robert Gildea, France since 1945, Oxford University Press, 1996
- Peter McPhee, "Frontiers, Ethnicity and Identity in the French Revolution: Catalans and Occitans" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, in Ian Coller, Helen Davies, and Julie Kalman, eds, French History and Civilisation: Papers from the George Rudé Seminar Archived 2016-11-30 at the Wayback Machine, Vol. 1, Melbourne: The George Rudé Society, 2005
- Jeffrey Cole, Ethnic Groups of Europe: An Encyclopedia, ABC-CLIO, 2011