|Region:||Province of Belluno, Province of Bolzano-Bozen and Province of Trento|
|Agency:||The office for Ladin language planning|
Ladin Cultural Centre Majon di Fascegn
Istitut Ladin Micurà de Rü
Ladin should not be confused with Ladino language.
Ladin (Ladino in Italian, Ladin in Ladin, Ladinisch in German) is a Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in the Dolomite mountains in Italy between the regions of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol and Veneto. It is closely related to the Swiss Romansh, Surselvan, and Friulian.
It is spoken in:
The Ladin spoken in the Fassa Valley (Ladin Val de Fascia, Italian Val di Fassa) is also subdivided into two further branches: "Cazét" (pronounced ) is spoken in the northern half of the valley, whereas "Brach" (pronounced ) is spoken in the southern half. For example, in Cazét water is "ega" ("e" pronounced as ), whereas in Brach it is "aga".
It is officially recognized in Italy and has some official rights in the region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, while it does not have official status in the province of Belluno (Veneto region).