This page discusses accent codes needed for most of the Western European Romance languages. See the Romanian page for information on that language.
The "Romance" languages are those languages which are directly descended from Latin. Although some Romance languages like Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese are national languages and spoken around the world, others are languages (or "dialects") spoken in different European countries which are related to the national languages, but with distinct grammars and cultural identities. These include Catalan and Galician from Spain, Occitan and Provençal from France, Walloon from Belgium, Rhaeto-Romance from Switzerland and Sardinian from Italy. See the complete Romance Language list below for moe details.
Fortunately, many of these languages share a common pool of accented vowels and special characters, so this page will list all the possible accented vowels and letters found in these languages (with the exception of Romanian and its near sisters).
Romance Languages by Region (Go to Entity Codes) Language/Branch Name Code Native Name Branch Notes Langue D'Oïl Branch Language family of Northern Franch which includes French and its relatives French fr Français Langue D’oïl Old French is language code fro and Middle French is frm. Canadian French fr-CA Quebecois Langue D’oïl French Canadian has diverged from standard French, partly because of British influence. Franco-Provençal fp Francoprovençal Langue D’oïl Spoken towards the south, but distinct from Occitan (Langue D'oc) Walloon wa Walon Langue D’oïl Derived from an older dialect French and spoken in Belgium. Not the same as Belgian French. Other Langue D'Oïl
roa Cajun French, Zarphatic (Judeo-French), Jérrais (Jersey) Langue D’oïl Occitan/Langue d'Oc
oc A set of related languages in Southern France. Includes Gascon, Provençal, Auvergnat, Limousin and Languedocien Iberian
The languages of Spain of Portugal and their descenants Spanish es Español Iberian Portuguese pt Português Iberian Aragonese an Aragonés Iberian Aragon (Spain) Asturian/Leon au Asturianu Iberian Asturia (Spain) Catalan ca Català Iberian Northeast Spain, including Barcelona plus France Valencian ca Valencià Iberian Close relative of Catalan. Galician gl Galego Iberian Galicia (northwest Spain). Closely related to Portuguese Ladino/Judeo-Spanish ly Ladino Iberian Spanish of Jewish community (expelled in 1490's) Gallo-Italian
roa The languages of Northern Italy which are a separate branch from the other Italian dialects. Includes Venetian, Piedmontese, Ligurian, Lombard. Italian
The languages of Southern Italy. Often called dialects, many forms are not understood by other speakers so are actually distinct languages. Italian it Italiano Italian Standard Italian is based on language of Florence (Tuscany) Other Italian
roa Calabrese/Napulitano, Silicilian, Italkian (Judeo-Italian), Dalmatian (Istriot) from Yugoslavia Italian Sardinian
A seprate branch of Romance which branched off directly from Latin. Sardinian sc Sardu Sardinian Has multiple dialects Corsican co Corsu Italian Language(s) of Corsica. Southern Corsican is more like Sardinian. Rhaeto-Romance
rm Retorumantsch. Related Romance languages of Switzerland. Also known as Romansh and Rhaetian. Rheto Friulian fu Furlan Rheto Southern Switzerland Ladin ld Ladin Rheto Southern Switzerland Rumantsch rm Rumantsch Rheto Southern Switzerland
Some groupings, especially those in Italy, may be disputed.
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