All roads may lead to Rome, but most are guaranteed to pass through one of the Italo-Romance minority language groups on the way. From the Aosta Valley in the west to Venice in the east, northern Italy is full of diverse linguistic groups, some of which preserve Latinate forms that have disappeared in majority languages. Southern Italy is no exception and the outlying islands of Sicily, Sardinia and and the French province of Corsica each have their own language, some of which have multiple dialects. Although many Italians would call these languages "dialetti", de-emphasising their uniqueness as separate languages, the importance of identity, language and the Gospel leads us to a different conclusion.

The ITalo-Romance Languages


Short-Term Projects


Furlan Exploration Team

Furlan Exploration Team > Linguæ Christi

This team will explore the Friuli region in northeast Italy to meet Friulian speakers and perform initial research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations. Linguæ Christi wants to establish long-term work here in the future.

29 May – 28 June 2021

Ladin Exploration Team

Ladin Exploration Team > Linguæ Christi

This team will explore Ladinia (northeast Italy) to meet Ladin speakers and perform initial research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations. Linguæ Christi wants to establish long-term work here in the future.

29 May – 28 June 2021

Rumantsch Exploration Team

Rumantsch Exploration Team > Linguæ Christi

This team will explore the Grischun canton (southwest Switzerland) to meet Romansh speakers and perform initial research, media collection, prayer and missional conversations. Linguæ Christi wants to establish long-term work here in the future.

29 May – 28 June 2021



Many more projects can be found on our short-term projects page. For interest in projects lasting longer than 4-8 weeks please see our Explorer projects.