Romance Languages

Some of the languages may be disputed (whether they are languages of their own or dialects of some other language)
Sorted by number of native speakers (some estimates are uncertain)
Includes one constructed language which is often considered Romance because it is based on Romance languages.
Romance languages all come from Latin, and Latin thus does not count as a Romance language
Source: Wikipedia
Quiz by pampelius
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Last updated: January 5, 2015
First submittedJanuary 5, 2015
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Average score46.2%
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Native speakers
Language
410M
Spanish
220M
Portuguese
75M
French
60M
Italian
24M
Romanian/Moldovan
7.2M
Catalan
5.7M
Neapolitan
4.7M
Sicilian
3.9M
Venetian
2.4M
Galician
2.3M
Lombard
1.6M
Piedmontese
~1M
Sardinian
Native speakers
Language
<800,000
Occitan
<600,000
Walloon
500,000
Ligurian
>440,000
Emiliano-Romagnolo
300,000
Friulian
~230,000
Corsican
~150,000
Asturian, Leonese and Mirandese
140,000
Franco-Provençal
~40,000
Romansh
~20,000
Aragonese
20,000
Ladin
extinct
Dalmatian
constructed language
Interlingua
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Level 68
Jan 5, 2015
Nice quiz! I love the idea to ask for the lesser-known varieties. I think you missed a big one in Romanian-Moldovan though. Also, you could probably through Walloon on here, with about 600k native speakers according to Wikipedia. Lastly, I'm the term "Romance Language" refers to languages descended from Vulgar Latin, and not Latin itself. In fact, what most people refer to as "Latin" today is a number of standardized registers that were spoken by the social elite and did not directly beget the Romance Languages.
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Level 47
Jan 5, 2015
Wow I can't believe I missed Romanian, I should've known that! I'll fix it, thank you! :) I thought about whether to include Latin or not, but I guess I should remove that as well. I was unsure of where to draw the line between language and dialect with some of the smaller languages too, but I tried to follow Wikipedia for consistency (thus the grouping-together of some of the languages/dialects in the quiz)
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Level 68
Jan 6, 2015
Yeah, with a quiz this hard it's probably best to err on the side of acceptance. Awesome job.
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Level 69
Apr 29, 2015
How about Judaeo-Spanish?
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Level 72
Oct 16, 2015
You could add Aromanian.
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Level 69
Oct 5, 2016
Esperanto should be accepted for interlingua?
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Level 47
Oct 31, 2016
Interlingua and Esperanto are two different languages. Esperanto does have many words and concepts of Romance origin but is itself not a romance language. Interlingua on the other hand is by definition based exclusively on Romance languages and that's why I chose to include it in this quiz (although I regognize it's not a clear cut case).
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Level 67
Feb 18, 2020
Only if you accept chinese for english..
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Level 59
Nov 7, 2016
If you liked this quiz, try my Germanic Languages quiz!

http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/169478/germanic-languages

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Level 67
May 23, 2017
Haitian Creole, Romand/Arpitan, also perhaps accept Romagnan for Romagnolo? Also, perhaps the historical Lingua Franca as well?
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Level 74
Feb 24, 2018
Interesting quiz. I only knew about 8 of these, but I still got 17 by guessing word forms of as many regions in Italy, Spain, and France as I could think of.
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Level 38
Oct 8, 2020
Great quiz. Love it if you'd accept Arpitan as an alternative for Franco-Provencal.
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Level 71
Aug 24, 2021
I would very much see Picard and Gallo on this quiz, and maybe Norman too.
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Level 74
Mar 29, 2022
How would you classify Maltese?
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Level 47
Apr 24, 2022
Maltese is Semitic, although it has a lot of borrowings from Italian