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Gallo-Italic of Basilicata

Gallo-Italic of Basilicata
Native to Northwest Italy
Region Basilicata (Southern Italy)
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None
Linguistic map of Italy

The Gallo-Italic of Basilicata (Italian: Gallo-italico di Basilicata) is a group of Gallo-Italic dialects found in Basilicata in southern Italy,[1] that could date back to migrations from Northern Italy during the time of Normans.

These dialects are found in two areas: one near the regional capital of Potenza (in Tito, Picerno, Pignola and Vaglio Basilicata),[2] and another on the Tyrrhenian coast (Trecchina, Rivello, Nemoli and San Costantino).[3]

Similar communities have survived in Sicily, speaking "Gallo-italici di Sicilia" dialects.


  1. ^ Gerhard Rohlfs, Gallo-italienische Sprachinseln in der Basilicata, «Zeit. roman. Phil.» 51, 1931, pp. 249-279
  2. ^ But not in Castelmezzano: see Castelmezzano language.
  3. ^ Patricia Bianchi, Nicola De Blasi, Franco Fanciullo, La Basilicata, in Manlio Cortelazzo, I dialetti italiani. Storia, struttura, uso, Torino 2002, UTET. pp. 757-792 (Italian)


  • AA.VV. (1991), Le parlate lucane e la dialettologia italiana (Studi in memoria di Gerhard Rohlfs). Atti del convegno di Potenza 1988, Galatina, Congedo Editore 1991, ISBN 8877864532
  • Gerhard Rohlfs, Studi linguistici sulla Lucania e sul Cilento, Galatina, Congedo 1988, ISBN 9788877863577
  • Gerhard Rohlfs, Gallo-italienische Sprachinseln in der Basilicata, «Zeit. roman. Phil.» 51, 1931, pp. 249–279
  • Fiorenzo Toso, Le minoranze linguistiche in Italia, Bologna, Il Mulino 2002, ISBN 8815126775
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