The Ladino Dolomite people are an ethnic minority in Italy that speaks the Ladin language. It is a vulgarized Latin-based language, which originated with Roman soldiers stationed on the outpost of northern Italy. It remains in the Dolomite Mountains of northern Italy.
With the goal of keeping their language, and thus their culture alive, the Dolomites want their language to have official recognition. They are teaching Ladino in schools and using in their social lives. There is also some Ladino literature and a newspaper in their language.
Though they have a rural past and there is some agriculture in their region, the Dolomites mainly work in manufacturing, quarrying and tourism.
Like other local ethnic groups in Italy the Dolomites are Roman Catholic. The church is the place to be married and buried, but it has little impact on their daily lives. Most hold a secular mindset.
The Dolomite people need to put Jesus Christ first in their spiritual lives, looking to him for guidance and comfort.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to move mightily in Italy’s Roman Catholic Church, leading many Dolomite people to a closer walk with the only Savior.
Pray for Dolomite people who love the Lord to disciple others in his ways.
Pray for the Lord to draw Dolomite leaders into his kingdom.
Scripture Prayers for the Dolomite, Ladino in Italy.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Dolomite, Ladino|
|People Name in Country||Dolomite, Ladino|
|Population this Country||35,000|
|Population all Countries||35,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
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|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Trentino-Alto Adige region: the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-South Tyrol, 2 valleys. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Language Code||lld Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||12662 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Ladin
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2005)|
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