Ligurian is a Romance language spoken in Liguria, a region in northwestern Italy. Ligurian is closely related to French and Occitan, and shares many features with those languages. It is also related to the Italian dialect of Genoa. Ligurian has three main dialects: Genoese, Levantine, and Intemelio. Genoese is spoken in the city of Genoa and its surrounding area. Levantine is spoken in the eastern part of Liguria, around the city of La Spezia. Intemelio is spoken in the western part of Liguria, around the city of Imperia. Ligurian is a minority language in Italy, with only about 1% of the population of Liguria speaking it. However, it is one of the official languages of the region, along with Italian. Ligurian has a rich literary tradition, dating back to the 12th century. The most famous work in the language is the epic poem, The Divine Comedy, by Dante Alighieri. Ligurian is also used in a number of popular songs, such as “Volare” by Domenico Modugno and “Nel blu dipinto di blu” by Domenico Modugno.

Language group

Romance languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Ligurian, Italy, Latin
Ligurian, Italy
Ligurian, Latin