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Total population
c. 47,000
San Marino: 33,562[1]
Abroad: c. 13,000[2]
Regions with significant populations
 San Marino33,562
 United States3,371[3]
Italian and Romagnol
Christianity (Catholic Church)
Related ethnic groups

Sammarinese (/səˌmærɪˈnz/) are citizens and people of the Republic of San Marino.[4][5]


San Marino recognizes Italian as the official language. The indigenous language, known as Sammarinese, is a variety of Romagnol spoken by approximately 83 percent of the population.[6]


Although historically San Marino fought against the political control of the Holy See, most Sammarinese people are Catholic, but there is no state religion. Many of San Marino's official ceremonies are held in the Basilica di San Marino, the republic's main church, or in other churches. There are a total of nine Catholic parishes all of which comprise the Diocese of San Marino-Montefeltro.[6]


  1. ^ "Informazioni sulla popolazione – Repubblica di San Marino, portale ufficiale". Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 11 November 2016.
  2. ^ "Il bacino del turismo di ritorno? Tra 60 e 80 milioni di discendenti italiani". Il Sole 24 ORE. 29 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Statistica San Marino" (PDF).
  4. ^ "Definition of SAMMARINESE". Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  5. ^ Waldman, Carl; Mason, Catherine (2006). Encyclopedia of European peoples. New York: Facts On File. pp. 690. ISBN 9781438129181.
  6. ^ a b "Culture of San Marino - history, people, clothing, women, beliefs, food, family, social, marriage". Retrieved 20 November 2016.