Emiliano-Romagnolo (also known as Emilian-Romagnolo) is a Romance language mostly spoken in Emilia-Romagna, Italy. It belongs to the Northern Italian group within Romance languages (like Piedmontese, Lombard, Ligurian and Venetian), which is included in the wider group of western Romance languages (like French, Occitan and Catalan). It is considered as a minority language, structurally separated from Italian by the Ethnologue and by the Red Book of Endangered Languages of UNESCO. Although commonly referred to as an Italian dialect (even by its speakers), it does not descend from the Italian language. It lacks a koiné.
Emiliano-Romagnolo can be subdivided into two main subgroups, which in turn are made up further varieties:
* Emilian dialect
o Western Emiliano (Piacentino)
o Massese (mixed with some Tuscanian features)
o Central Emiliano (Reggiano and Modenese)
o Center-Western Emiliano (Parmigiano)
o Southern Emiliano (Bolognese)
o North-Eastern Emiliano (Ferrarese)
* Romagnolo dialect
o Northern Romagnolo
o Southern Romagnolo
Two varieties are considered by most linguists as transitional idioms between Emiliano-Romagnolo and Lombard, since they have common features:
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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 steak, chuck or blade, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say:
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