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The dialect of the Trentino

The unofficial language of the Trentino.

The dialect of the Trentino is strongly influenced by the German and Ladin language and culture and quite similar to the dialect which is spoken in the neighbouring Veneto. So in this dialect we can find a lot of words, especially names of agricultural equipment which were taken over unchanged from the German dialect of the neighbouring South Tyrol. Of course few of them are relicts of the past, when Germanic Tribes were crossing the Trentino or out of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

Also today this dialect is quite common in the population of the Trentino, especially in the villages and smaller towns. Very common as well are performances in which this dialect is spoken. For example the band “Articolo Trentino” has changed the lyrics of a lot of Pop and Rock-Hits into the dialect of the Trentino and achieved quite good success!

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