Langue d'oc

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Langue d'oc, to use a fairly literal definition, is the language where oc is used for yes, as opposed to the langue d'oil which uses oil. It is also known as Occitan. It was spoken in Southern France, in a region sometimes called Occitania, and was the language of the troubadours. For this reason Dante Alighieri considered the langue d'oc The mother tongue of poetry.