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Franco-Provençal

francoprovencal

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Western – Galo-Iberian – Galo-Romance – Galo-Rhaetic – Oïl – Southwestern – Franco-Provençal

Number of speakers: 137,000

Countries where it is spoken: France, Italy and Switzerland

Varieties:

  • Dauphinais (France)
  • Lionais (France)
  • Horchaters (France and Switzerland)
  • Boyard (France and Switzerland)
  • Elle San Vito (Italy)
  • Saeto (Italy)
  • Valle d’Aosta (Italy)
  • Valencian (Switzerland)
  • Vaguadais (Switzerland)

Example:

Arpetan supradialèctâl: Tôs los homos nêssont libros et pariérs en dignitât et en drêts. Sont capâblos de rêson et de conscience et pués dêvont ag·ir los uns avouéc los ôtros dedens un èmo de fratèrnitât.

Valle d’Aosta: Tôs los étres homans nêssont libros et ègals en dignitât et en drêts. Ils ant rêson et conscience et dêvont fâre los uns evèrs los ôtros dedens un èsprit de fraternitât.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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