The Romance languages form one branch of the Indo-European languages. Descending ultimately from Latin, the most-spoken Romance languages today are Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Romanian and Catalan, although there are also many smaller ones.
The Romance family can be subdivided into further smaller families:
- Western Romance
- Italian (Standard Italian, Neapolitan, Sicilian….)
- Dalmatian (Dalmatian itself, Istriot)
- Eastern Romance
In addition to this, there were also historically African Romance, British Romance and Pannonian Romance (in the Balkans) varieties that did not survive beyond the Middle Ages.