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Native toItaly
RegionCilento (Southern Campania)
Native speakers
(undated figure of 250,000[citation needed])
Language codes
ISO 639-3

The Cilentan dialect (in Italian: Cilentano, in Cilentan: Celendano or Cilindanu) is a Neapolitan dialect spoken in the area of Cilento, located in the southern part of the Province of Salerno, Campania, Italy.


It has been influenced, especially in the Vallo di Diano and in central Cilento, by the Basilicata language as spoken in Potenza and part of its Province of Potenza. In the towns of northern Cilento close to the urban area of Salerno (for example Agropoli, Capaccio and Paestum), the language is mainly influenced by Neapolitan, more specifically by the Salernitan dialect. In the southern corner of Cilento, the language is largely influenced by Sicilian, particularly the Calabrian variety of Sicilian.

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