Ladin is spoken by about 30,000 people in northern Italy in the
Dolomite mountains in Trentino, South Tyrol and Belluno
provinces. It is part of the Rhaeto-Romance branch of Romance
languages and is closely related to Fruilian and Romansh.
The Office for Ladin Language Planning (L Servisc
à l'enciaria de laoré fora na forma de ladin) is
developing a standard written form of Ladin (Ladin Dolomitan)
for use across the Ladin-speaking region.
Since the 1990s a number of laws have been passed which provide
protection for the Ladin language and culture, and the language
has official recognition in Trentino and South Tyrol, though not
in Belluno. Ladin is taught in schools and appears on some street
Ć (će), Ö (ö) and Š (ša) are also used in some dialects.
K, W and X are only used in foreign words and names.
Information about the Ladin alphabet and pronunciation compiled by Wolfram Siegel
Pere nost, che t'ies en ciel, al sie santifiché ti inom,
al vegne ti regn, sia fata tia volonté, coche en ciel
enscì en tera.
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.