Population 2,180,387 in Italy (2000 WCD).
Region Northern Italy, city of Venice, area of the Tre Venezie; Venezia Eugànea westward to Verona, southward to the Po, and eastward to the border of the Friuli; Venezia Tridentina, in the Adige valley and neighboring mountain regions to the north of Trent; and Venezia Giulia, east of the Friuli, and including Trieste. Bisiacco is spoken in Gorizia Province. Also spoken in Croatia, Slovenia.
Alternate names: Veneto, Venet
Dialects: Istrian, Triestino, Venetian Proper, Bisiacco. Distinct from Standard Italian.
Classification: Indo-European, Italic, Romance, Italo-Western, Western, Gallo-Iberian, Gallo-Romance, Gallo-Italian
Language use: Vigorous. Speakers also use Italian.