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Ligurian

ligurian

Classification: Indo-European – Italic – Romance – Western Romance – Western – Galo-Iberian – Galo-Romance – Galo-Italic – Ligurian

Countries where it is spoken: France, Italy and Monaco

Varieties:

  • Eastern Ligurian (Italy)
  • Genoese / Zenéize (France, Italy and Monaco)
  • Central Western Ligurian (Italy)
  • Western Ligurian / Monégasque (Monaco)
  • Alpine Ligurian (Italy)

Example: 

Tutte e personn-e nascian libere e pæge in dignitæ e driti. Son dotæ de raxon e coscensa e gh’an da agî l’unn-a verso l’atra inte ‘n spirito de fradelansa.

Zenéize: Tutti i òmmi nascian liberi e egoali in dignitæ e driti. Son dotæ de raxon e de coscensa e devan agî i ùn verso i atri int’un spirito de fraternitæ.

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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