Corsican is the beautiful language of Corsica and is also spoken in Sardinia (Italy). After being annexed by France, French became the official language in Corsica, and French mixed with Italian and Corsican traditions.
Contrary to popular misconception, Corsican is not a dialect of French. It is an Indo-European language of Romance or Latin origin, influenced by Tuscan. Corsu or Corsican is spoken by the local Corsicans and is quite similar to Italian. Although it was originally oral with no written language, Corsican now currently follows the Latin Script.
This musical language is the key vehicle for Corsican culture, rich in proverbs and polyphonic songs.
Did you know?
Corsica is also the motherland of one of its most famous sons, Napoléon Bonaparte.
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