Ligurian belongs to the Northern Italian group of the Romance languages. It is currently spoken in Liguria (northern Italy), and parts of the Mediterranean coastal zone of France, and Monaco. Genoese is one of the most well-known dialects and is spoken in Genoa. The language is in essence dying out, but is still widely spoken by many elderly people.

Map of Ligurian language speakers.
Map of Ligurian language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: 1,929,000

Main Countries: Italy (Liguria), France, Monaco

Alternate names: Líguru, Ligure

ISO 639-3 Code: lij

Language Sample

Tytti i ommi nàscian libberi e yguâli in dignitæ e drîti. Sun dutæ de raxun e de cunscensa e dêvan agî i-yn versu i-âtri inte'n spirritu de fraternitæ.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Ligurian:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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