The Limousin dialect or Lemosin (native name) is an Occitan dialect spoken or understood by about 401,000 people in the part of southern France known as Limousin. Occitan ( IPA BrE: /ˈɒksɪtn/ AmE: /ˈɑksəˌtɑn/ known also as Lenga d'òc or Langue d'oc (native name occitan This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Limousin ( Occitan: Lemosin) is a former Province of France around the city of Limoges in central France.
The first Occitan documents are in this dialect, particularly the Boecis, written around the year 1000. The Boecis ("Lo Poema de Boecis" is a very old manuscript written around the year 1000 in the Limousin dialect of Occitan, spoken in the nowadays southern
Limousin is used primarily by people over age 50 in rural communities. All speakers speak French as a first or second language. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Due to the French single language policy, it is not recognised by the government and might be disappearing. France has one Official language, the French language. The French government does not regulate the choice of language in publications by individuals but A revivalist movement around the Felibrige and the Institut d'Estudis Occitans is active in Limousin (as well as in other parts of Occitania). Language revitalization is the attempt by interested parties including individuals cultural or community groups governments or political authorities to recover the spoken use of a The Félibrige (more aptly Felibritge, feliˈβridʒe in Occitan) is a literary and cultural association founded in the mid-19th century by Frédéric Mistral The Institut d'Estudis Occitans (istiˈtyd desˈtyðiz utsiˈtas or IEO, or Occitan Studies Institute, or Institute for Occitan Studies, is a cultural Occitania ( Occitan: Occitània) refers to the lands where Occitan is the traditional language in use though more recently viewed as a minority language