Ladin (ISO 639-3: lld), is a language consisting of a group of dialects mainly spoken in the Dolomite Mountains in Northern Italy in the provinces South Tyrol, Trentino and Belluno. It is closely related to the Swiss Romansh and Friulian.
The precise extension of the Ladin language area is the subject to scholarly debates. A more narrow perspective
includes only the dialects of the valleys around the Sella group, wider definitions comprise the dialects of adjacent
valleys in the Province of Belluno and even dialects spoken in the northwestern Trentino. The Ladin community has around 35.000 speakers.
A standard written variety of Ladin (Ladin Dolomitan) has been developed by the Office for Ladin Language Planning
as a common communication tool across the whole Ladin-speaking region, but it is not popular among Ladin
[Description delivered by the Ladin community for the Language Fair]