What language is spoken in Corsica? You have 3 chances

Corsica language

Probably, since you are asking this question, it will be your first time in Corsica. And you are therefore wondering what language is spoken. This question is more than legitimate, given that this island has had a very particular history and, like Italy, has seen the succession of different cultures and dominations.

Anyway, to ask for information or choose the culinary specialties to taste on the menu, you have three great possibilities.

  • French. The first possibility is the most trivial but not the most obvious. Because, and we can assure you that it is so, not everyone reconnects this island to France. However, in Corsica we speak French, a language that you can safely use during your next vacation.
  • Corsican. Corsica is pervaded by a strong nationalist spirit. So strong that, even nowadays, the Corsican language is spoken fluently on this island. It is a very particular language, a mixture of Italian, elements of French and a bit of Sardinian dialect. In fact, as you will notice, the Corsican language is very similar to Italian. To give an idea of ​​how much people feel it, you will find (almost) always road signs both in French and in Course.
  • Italian. A nice surprise that will surely make you happy. Corsica is very close to Italy and a good number of tourists who visit it every year come from the beautiful country. Precisely for this reason, even if not always, Italian is widely spoken in Corsica, especially by hotel and restaurant managers.

Obviously, we must not forget English, as every year Corsica is visited by tourists coming from all over the world to admire a place whose nickname, it is not by chance, is the island of beauty.


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