Southern Italian

Neapolitan (autonym: nnapulitano; Italian: napoletano), also known as Southern Italian and Neapolitan–Calabrian, is the language of southern continental Italy, including the city of Naples. It is named not after the city, but after the Kingdom of Naples, which once covered most of this area and of which Naples was the capital.

On October 14, 2008 a law by the Region of Campania stated that the Neapolitan language was to be protected. It has been recognized by UNESCO as a language and a heritage.

Neapolitan has had a significant influence on the intonation of Rioplatense Spanish, of the Buenos Aires region of Argentina.

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