Venetian or Venetan is a Romance leid spoken as native leid bi ower twa million fowk, maistly in the Veneto region o Italy, where o five million inhabitants almaist all can unnerstand it. It is sometime spoken an aften well unnerstood ootside Veneto, in Trentino, Friuli, Venezia Giulia, Istria an some touns o Dalmatie, an aurie o sax tae seiven million fowk. The leid is called vèneto or vènet in Venetian, veneto in Italian; the variant spoken in Venice is called venexiàn/venesiàn or veneziano, respectively. Although referred tae as an Italian dialect (diałetodialetto) even bi its speakers, like ither Italian dialects it is a sister leid o the naitional leid, no a variety or derivative o it. Venetan (an Venetian proper, the language of Venice), display notable structural an lexical differences frae Italian. Typologically, Venetan belangs ae partly tae the Northren Italian group wi'in Romance leids.