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ENDANGERED LANGUAGE PROFILE: Corsican By: Andrew Sobler
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The endangered language that I chose to do my endangered language profile on is Corsican. The reason why I chose to do this language is because I did some studying up on it before and it just seemed like an interesting language to do something like this on, and the island to which it is native, Corsica, is the birthplace of one of my favorite historical figures, Napoleon Bonaparte, so there’s some motivation there to do it on this language. The origins of the Corsican language date all the way back to the 16 th century, when it had a tradition of polyphonic singing to it, and is also believed to have evolved from other similar traditions on the mainland of Italy. Although it is indigenous to Corsica, it is also spoken in parts of Italy and France. Though its origins are on Corsica, a French peninsula, the language itself has very little if any relation to the French language whatsoever, it is a Indo-European language of Latin origin, and has most of its relations
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