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If Catalan were included, the number would be far, far higher. See Wikipedia for numbers of Catalan speakers.

I don't find 2 million Occitan speakers an extraordinary claim. One may quibble about the meaning of "native speakers" -- those who learned it as their first language are now over 65. But the >65 population of the French regions where Occitan is spoken is well over 4 million. (Insee).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Apr 11th, 2012 at 03:23:53 AM EST
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