Eastern Lombard language is a group of related dialects, spoken in the eastern side of Lombardy, mainly in the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia and Mantua, in the area around Crema and in a part of Trentino.
In Italian-speaking contexts, Eastern Lombard is often generically called a "dialect". This is often incorrectly understood as to mean a dialect of Italian, which actually is not the case. Eastern Lombard and Italian are different languages and are not mutually intelligible.
As per today, Eastern Lombard does not have any official status either in Lombardy or anywhere else: the only official language in Lombardy is Italian.
Bergamasco on whatamieating.com
To find foods and foods and food-related items in whatamieating.com in Bergamo you may search by any sensible combination of the following terms:
Bergama Bergamasca Bergamasco East Eastern Italian Italy Lombard Lombarda Lombarde Lombardia Lombardo Lombardy Occidental Occidentale
These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with Italian and, in some cases, the Bergamasco has been absorbed into it. This is not intended to be offensive and I apologise to anyone who feels affronted. In the same way I have included 'Indian' in the search terms for foods of Sri Lanka, 'English' in searches of the food glossary for Welsh or Scottish; likewise for Indian, African or South American food terms, where any of hundreds of languages may be in use. It is simply to aid the traveller, often ignorant of the finer detail.
You may use any of the above terms in any search you make using 'Translate from English' so that if you wish to search for a translation of artichoke, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
'bergamo artichoke' and then click on 'Translate from English'
One of the problems of providing searches in a multilingual world-wide food dictionary is trying to help people reach the things they are searching for. People do not always know the precise language being used, so these more general searches, such as 'Italian', should help in a successful search:
Also included in the glossary are dishes from the cuisine of the region, cookery terms, cooking methods, drinks, food festivals, days of the week, months of the year etc.
See: Italian food and cuisine
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