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Published December 31, 2017
This video was recorded by Pau Mateo in Parma, Italy, where he and Gi were traveling at the time. Lombard is spoken by nearly four million people, primarily in the northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Piedmont, as well as in pockets of Switzerland. A Romance language of the Indo-European family, Lombard emerged in the ninth century CE, and is closely related to languages like Catalan, Occitan, and French, all of which developed from the balkanization of the Latin-speaking world. Of these, it is perhaps most closely related to the Ligurian, Piedmontese, and Emilian-Romagnol languages of Northern Italy. A literary language since at least the 13th century CE, Lombard experienced a decline in speakers towards the end of the 20th century thanks in part to government marginalization. Since the dawn of the 21st century, however, a revivalist movement has flourished with Lombard being used in music and popular culture, and even on Wikipedia.