Emilian dialects

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Emilian (Emilian: emigliàn, emiliân; Italian: emiliano) is a Gallo-Italic language spoken in the historical region of Emilia, which is now in the northwestern part of Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy. There is no standardised version of Emilian.

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PronunciationIPA: [emiˈʎaːŋ]
Native toItaly
RegionPrimarily Emilia
Ethnicity13 million (2020)[1]
Native speakers
c. 9.3 million (2019 estimate) (2019)[2]
DialectsBolognese, Ferrarese, Modenese, Mirandolese, Frignarese, Carpigianian, Reggiano, Parmigian, Piacentin, Mantovan, Carrarin, Vogherese-Pavese
Latin , Gurmukhi script
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Language codes
ISO 639-3egl
Linguasphere51-AAA-oka ... -okh
Geographic distribution of Emilian (shown in light pink)
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Emilian-Romagnol has a default word order of subject–verb–object and both grammatical gender (masculine and feminine) and grammatical number (singular and plural). There is a strong T–V distinction, which distinguishes varying levels of politeness, social distance, courtesy, familiarity or insult. The alphabet, largely adapted from the Italian (Tuscan) one, uses a considerable number of diacritics.