Tuesday, August 11, 2009
From a site here in Catalan, which has quite a bit of information on smaller languages. It's from a longer article originally in French here though. The comments below that article are especially numerous, with a lot of heated discussion - depending on which comment you read Occitan is either a regional dialect that nobody speaks, or it's an awesome cultured language that was around when French was still a "Germanic patois". A lot of the comments are written in Occitan too.
The city has a festival called Occitania that goes from 25 to 28 September, which is when the announcements in Occitan in addition to French will begin. The metro has a total of 37 stations.