Friulians


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Friulians

 

a nation belonging to the Rhaeto-Romance-speaking group. The Friulians live in northeastern Italy, in the historical region of Friuli. Various sources estimate the number of Friulians between 350,000 and 450,000. The Friulians use Italian as their official language, while in daily life they commonly speak the Friulian dialect of the Rhaeto-Romance languages. Their religion is Catholicism. The Friulians have gradually been assimilated into Italian society. They engage in livestock raising, agriculture, viticulture, orchard cultivation, and sericulture.

REFERENCE

Krasnovskaia, N. A. Friuly. Moscow, 1971.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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