Italian (or lingua italiana) is spoken by almost 70 million people in Italy, the tiny Republic of San Marino and Vatican City. It is also one of the four official languages of Switzerland. According to recent census data, Italian is also considered a second or cultural language by an additional 50 million people worldwide. For instance, Italian is spoken in selected areas of Croatia, Slovenia, France, Albania, Monaco and Malta. To a more limited extent, it is still spoken in some of the former Italian colonies in Africa, especially Eritrea. And finally, Italian and its many dialects are widely spoken by Italian immigrants and their descendants in many areas of Western Europe, North and Latin America, and Oceania.