Corsicans

Corsicans

About Corsicans

Corsican people or Corsicans are the people from or with origins in Corsica, a mediterranean island and a territorial collectivity of France. That Corsican is in essence one of the regional French identities, reflecting his complex history. Corsica is one of the few regions of France that retains its own language in everyday usage, spoken by 65% of the population. However since its takeover by France in the 18th century, French has dominated the media and commerce, and since 1960, 80% of the population is fluent in French (but only 35% of the population has French as its first language). From the mountains to the plains and sea, many ingredients play a role. Game such as wild boar (Cignale, Singhjari) is popular, in old times mouflon (muvra) were consumed. There also is seafood and river fish such as trout. Delicatessen such as figatellu, coppa, ham (prizuttu), lonzu are made from Corsican pork (porcu nustrale).

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