French court rules use of Corsican language in public office is illegal


A court in the French island of Corsica has ruled that the Corsican language cannot be used in the exercise of public office, effectively outlawing debates in the tongue at the island's political assembly, and pronounced that local rules establishing “the existence of a Corsican people” were also a violation of France's constitution.

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A court in Corsica has prompted outrage by banning the use of the Corsican language in the island’s local parliament, reports The Guardian.