Piedmontese is a Romance language spoken by over 2 million people in Piedmont, a region in northwest Italy. The first documents in the Piedmontese language were written in the 12th century. In addition, literary Piedmontese developed in the 17th and 18th centuries and literature in Piedmontese has never ceased to be produced. It includes poetry, theatre pieces, novels as well as scientific work. Many linguists acknowledge Piemontese as an independent language, although in Italy it is considered as a dialect of the Italian language.

Map of Piemontese language speakers.
Map of Piemontese language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: about 2 million

Main Countries: Piedmont, northwest Italy

Alternate names: Piemontèis, Piedmontese

ISO 639-3 Code: pms

Language Sample

Tuij j'esser uman a nasso liber e uguaj an dignità e dirit. A l'han ëd rasonament e 'd cossienssa e a l'han da comportesse j'un con j'aotri an spirit ëd fradlanssa.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Piemontese:

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