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Piedmontese

piedmontese

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

Number of speakers: 1,600,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Italy

Varieties:

  • High Piedmontese
  • Low Piedmontese

Example:

Tùit j’esse uman a nasso lìber e uguaj an dignità e an drit. A son dotà ‘d sust e ‘d consiensa e a dëvo agì j’un con j’àutri ant n’ëspìrit ëd fradlansa.

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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