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Eastern Lombard 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.

Eastern Lombard is primarily spoken in the east side of Lombardy (Northern Italy), in the territories of the provinces of Bergamo and Brescia, in the northern side of the province of Mantua and in the area around Crema. The varieties spoken in these regions are generally mutually intelligible for speakers of neighbouring areas but this is not always true for distant peripheric areas. For instance, an inhabitant of the alpine valleys of Bergamo can be hardly understood by a peasant of the plains of Mantua. Differences include either lexical, grammatical and phonetic aspects. (Ref Wikipedia)

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To find foods and foods and food-related items in in Brescia you may search by any sensible combination of the following terms:
Brescia Brescian Bresciana Bresciano East Eastern Italian Italy Lombard Lombarda Lombardia Lombarde Lombardia Lombardo Lombardy

These terms associated with languages are hidden behind the scenes as there is some crossover with other languages of Lombardy and Italy . 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 watercress, choose whichever of these language terms that you think is most appropriate, say
'Lombard watercress' 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, Lombardy, Brescia

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