Information from: “Europe and North Asia” (211-282) . Tapani Salminen (2007) , C. Moseley · London & New York: Routledge
80 percent certain, based on the evidence available
SPEAKER NUMBER TRENDS
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very few children learn the language.
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the Occitan literary language is essentially based on Languedocian.
Spoken in an area from Bordeaux in the northwest to Montpellier in the southeast, and from Toulouse in the southwest to Rodez in the northeast, covering the departments of Aveyron, Lot, Lotet- Garonne, Tarn-et-Garonne, Tarn, Aude, He´rault, the eastern parts of Haute- Garonne and Arie`ge, the southern parts of Dordogne, the Aurillac region of Cantal, the western parts of Gard, and smaller areas in Loze`re, Pyre´ne´es-Orientales, and Gironde.
Information from: “Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger” . Christopher Moseley (ed.) (2010) UNESCO Publishing