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Piedmontese

Lingua Piemontese

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Piemontese (also known as Piedmontese or Piemontèis), spoken in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy, is distinct enough from Standard Italian to be considered a separate Romance language. It is geographically and linguistically included in the Northern Italian set of languages (with Lombardo, Emiliano-Romagnolo, Ligure, and Veneto). Given the geographic location of the Piemonte region, there is considerable French influence.

How many people speak Piemontese?
3,110,000 in Italy.

Where is Piemontese spoken?
Northwest, Piedmont, except Provençal- and Franco-Provençal-speaking Alpine valleys. Also in Australia and United States.

What are alternate names for Piemontese?
Piedmontese, Piemontèis

What are the dialects of Piemontese?
High Piemontese (Alto Piemontese), Low Piemontese (Basso Piemontese).

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