Ligurian (Lìgure)

Ligurian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Liguria in northern Italy, and also in south west France, Monaco and southern Sardinia by about 500,000 people. Ligurian is part of the continuum of Western Romance languages and has a number of dialects, the most-spoken of which is Genoese (Zeneize).

In Italy there are Ligurian speakers in Liguria, and also in nothern Tuscany, southern Piedmont, western Emilia-Romagna and southern Sardinia.

Ligurian alphabet (Arfabêto)

A a Æ æ B b C c Ç ç D d E e
Eu eu F f G g H h I i J j L l
M m N n O o P p Q q R r S s
T t U u V v X x Z z    

Ligurian alphabet and pronunciation

Ligurian alphabet and pronunciation

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Sample text in Ligurian

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.



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.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)

Details of Ligurian pronunication and sample text supplied by Michael Peter Füstumum

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Romance languages

Aragonese, Aranese, Aromanian, Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Dalmatian, Emilian-Romagnol, Extremaduran, Fala, Franco-Provençal, French, Friulian, Galician, Gallo, Gascon, Genoese, Guernésiais, Istro-Romanian, Istriot, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladino, Ladin, Ligurian, Lombard, Lorrain, Megleno-Romanian, Mirandese, Moldovan, Monégasque, Mozarabic, Neapolitan, Occitan, Occitan (Auvergnat), Occitan (Languedocien), Occitan (Limousin), Occitan (Provençal), Picard, Piedmontese, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansh, Sardinian, Sicilian, Spanish, Valencian, Venetian, Walloon

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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