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Gallo-Romance
Geographic
distribution:
France, Spain, northern Italy, Andorra, Monaco, parts of Belgium and Switzerland
Genetic
classification
:
Indo-European
 Romance
  Italo-Western
   Gallo-Iberian
    Gallo-Romance
Subdivisions:

The Gallo-Romance branch of Romance languages includes French, Occitan, Franco-Provençal, and several other languages spoken in modern France and Northern Italy. The Gallo-Romance languages, along with the Ibero-Romance and Rhaeto-Romance groups, form Western Romance. Like all Romance languages, the Gallo-romance languages are derived from Latin. They have developed as a subgroup via one Gallo-Romance proto-language which was spoken in Gaul between the fourth and ninth centuries.

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The Gallo-Romance branch of Romance languages includes French and several other languages spoken in modern France and northern Italy and Spain. According to certain linguists, it also includes Occitan and Catalan; others group these two together as a separate Occitano-Romance branch, or place Catalan within the Ibero-Romance group. The Gallo-Romance languages, along with the Ibero-Romance and Rhaeto-Romance groups, form Western Romance.

Examples of Gallo-Romance languages

  • Lombard
  • Piedmontese
  • Emilian-Romagnol
  • Venetian
  • Ligurian
  • Franco-Provençal



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