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Provençal (Provençal or Provençau in Occitan) is a dialect of Occitan spoken by a minority of people in southern France, mostly in Provence. In the English-speaking world, "Provençal" is often used to refer to all dialects of Occitan, but it actually refers specifically to the dialect spoken in Provence.

"Provençal" (with "Limousin") is also the customary name given to the older version of the langue d'oc used by the troubadours of medieval literature, corresponding to Old French or the langue d'oil of the northern areas of France.

In 2007, the ISO 639-3 code changed from prv to oci, as prv was merged into oci.



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