A dictionary of Spanish history and culture
Alguerese (alguerès in Catalan) is the variant of Catalan spoken in the town of Alghero (Alguer in Catalan) in northwest Sardinia. Catalan invaders repopulated the town after slaughtering and expelling the indigenous Sardinian population in 1372, following several revolts. Catalan was the official language until the 17th century. A recent study states that 22.4% of the population are first language speakers and above 90% have some knowledge of the language. (Linguistic data on Alguerese from Generalitat de Catalunya).
Keywords:Catalan in Sardinia, in what countries is Catalan spoken, catalan dialect in Sardinia, Italy, language history, invasion, com es diu alguerès en inglés?, traducción angles de alguerès? catalunya languages history, Sardinian