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Topic: Dialects of Calabria

  Calabria - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calabria, formerly Brutium, is a region in southern Italy which occupies the "toe" of the Italian peninsula south of Naples.
The switchover to Catanzaro as capital of Calabria was the cause of riots in 1970.
The Aspromonte, a mountainous region of southern Calabria, was the scene of a famous battle of the Risorgimento (unification of Italy), in which Garibaldi was wounded.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calabria   (1030 words)

 Dialect Definition / Dialect Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
dialect is a fusion of English, African languages, local idioms and remnants of Amerindian languages.
Dialect is the standard dialect in South Korea, and is spoken in Seoul, Incheon, and Gyeonggi in South Korea, as well as around Kaesong in North Korea.
dialect is a variant, or variety, of a language spoken in a certain geographical area.
www.elresearch.com /Dialect   (195 words)

 Calabrese Dialects & Linguistics - IL CIRCOLO CALABRESE - Devoted to Calabria ...
Provides a better understanding of Romance evolution, of relationships between languages and dialects, of why "salire" is a false cognate of the Spanish "salir".
Rohlfs began his research in Calabria in 1921, and over a 50 year period, compiled the dialect words from 121 towns in the province of Cosenza, 135 towns in the province of Catanzaro, and 74 in the province of Reggio.
Study the history, genealogy, language and culture of the Calabria region of Italy.
www.circolocalabrese.org /library/books/dialects.asp   (436 words)

 Italy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nevertheless certain dialects have become cherished beacons of regional variation—the Neapolitan dialect which is extensively used for the singing of popular folk-songs, for instance—and in recent years many people have developed a particular pride in their dialects.
Scattered across southern Italy (Salento and Calabria) are a number of some 30,000 Greek-speakers—considered to be the last surviving traces of the region's Greek heritage.
Some 15,000 Catalan speakers reside around the area of Alghero in the north-west corner of Sardinia—believed to be the result of a migration of a large group of Catalans from Barcelona in ages past.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Italy   (3345 words)

 The Region of Calabria
Calabria is the tip of the Italian peninsula; it borders with Basilicata and stretches between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the lonian Sea in the direction of Sicily, from which it is divided by the Strait of Messina.
As in many other regions, in Calabria there is an increasing trend towards concentration of the population in the larger towns, particularly the coastal areas, to the detriment of the inland rural areas where depopulation is linked to poor prospects in a backward economy.
Calabria has enormous tourist potential, and its exploitation should reasonably be expected to boost genuine improvement of the regional economy.
www.agmtravel.com /regione_di_calabria.htm   (2484 words)

 Calabria   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The region is divided into five provinces: Cosenza, Crotone, Reggio di Calabria, Vibo Valentia, and Catanzaro.
Catanzaro has been the regional capital since 1970, but despite this the regional Parliament is hosted in the former capital of Reggio di Calabria.
Greeks settled heavily along the coast at an early date and several of their settlements, including Sybaris, Crotona, and Locri, were numbered among the leading cities of Magna Graecia during the 6th and 5th centuries BC.
q-basic.xodox.de /Calabria   (750 words)

 The Dialects of Italian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The dialects of modern Italian all have their roots in the spoken form of Latin (Vulgar Latin), in use throughout the Roman Empire.
Dialects of Italian are also spoken outside of the political boundaries of Italy.
The dialect of Milan, or Milanese, is classified as a Septentrional dialect, specifically in the Gallo-Italic sub-group.
www.evolpub.com /Italiandialects/ITALdial.html   (972 words)

 Italian Dialects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Considered a single language with numerous dialects, Italian, like other Romance languages, is the direct offspring of Latin spoken by the Romans and imposed by them on the peoples under their domination.
The dialects of Italian identified by the Ethnologue are Tuscan, Piemontese, Sardinian, Abruzzese, Pugliese (Apulian), Umbrian, Laziale, Central Marchigiano, Cicolano-Reatino-Aquilano, and Molisan.
Many of the so-called dialects of Italian spoken around the country are different enough from standard Italian to be considered separate languages by most linguists and some speakers themselves.
www.italian-language.biz /italian/dialects.asp   (439 words)

 Calabria. General Information. Geographia. Population. Nature. Italy. Mediterranean.
Calabria is the tip of the Italian peninsula; it borders with Basilicata and stretches between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ionian Sea in the direction of Sicily, from which it is divided by the Strait of Messina.
South of the Sila, Calabria narrows at the gulfs of Sant'Eufemia and Squillace, in a low-lying isthmus (the Marcellinara depression, 251 m.), beyond which rise the Serre, two mountains ranges stretching southwest to join directly with the Aspromonte.
The mountainous areas of Calabria also have their own attractions: at Gambarie, on Aspromonte and in the Sila villages (Camigliatello Silano, Silvana Mansio, Lorica, San Giovanni in Fiore, Taverna, Villaggio Racise, Villaggio Mancuso) a peaceful summer holiday can be enjoyed, and in season, winter sports.
www.1yachtua.com /Medit-marinas/Italy/calabria_data.htm   (1466 words)

 languagehat.com: ITALIAN DIALECTS.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
I dialetti italiani: Language and Dialect on the Italian Peninsula (via Plep) is a potentially useful site, with all sorts of interesting-sounding links.
Some linguists claim that, generally speaking, French is closer to the Gallo-Italic dialects of northern Italy while Spanish is closer to the southern Italian dialects of Apulia, Calabria and Sicily, especially Sicily.
For example, the Spanish tendency to change Latin -f- to -h- is characteristic of some southern Italian dialects too: hilju (son), hilu (thread), huocu (fire) but Standard Italian figlio, filo and fuoco.
www.languagehat.com /archives/002000.php   (1074 words)

 List of Romance Languages & Dialects with Number of Speakers and Areas of Distribution
Pallarese and Ribogorcan dialects are less similar to standard Catalan, speakers have less education, less contact with the standard, and live in high valleys of the Pyrenees.
Dialects of Bastia, Venaco, Vico, and Sartene have 79% to 89% lexical similarity.
Cagliaritan is the dialect of Cagliari, the capital of Sardinia.
www.orbilat.com /General_Survey/List_of_Romance_Languages.html   (3673 words)

 Saggi - lameziastorica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Despite phonetic, morphological and lexical differences among these dialects, which make them really different languages, the dialects and the national language are completely equivalent with regard to linguistic value.
This has induced scholars to talk of a Greek or southern Calabria, and of a Latin or northern Calabria, which coincide with the old administrative jurisdictions of Farther Calabria and Hither Calabria, which remained unaltered from the time of the Aragonese domination until the middle of the last century.
uch is the case of the Lamezian dialect which, for the fact that it developed in a territory that forms a watershed between the two Calabrias, has assumed a physiognomy all its own which could not justify its placement among either the southern or northern Calabrian dialects.
www.lameziastorica.it /saggi3bing.htm   (689 words)

 Italy - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Prior to unification in 1861, Italian spoken throughout the country was incredibly varied - with dialects being virtually mutually incomprehensible in most of the country.
Given the variation in Italian language throughout the peninsula, it was quickly establised that 'proper' or 'standard' Italian would be based on the Florentine dialect spoken in most of Tuscany (given that it was the first region to produce authors such as Dante Alighieri, who in 1291 wrote the Divina Commedia).
In addition, particular dialects have become cherised beacons of regional variation and are becoming recently more and more protected by the newly-created Regional Assemblies (especially the Neapolitan dialect which is extensively used for the singing of popular folk-songs).
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/i/t/a/Italy.html   (1813 words)

 Nistanimera - Chore! - Greek Songs from Calabria and Puglia / CD / cdRoots
The group comprises musicians from southern Calabria and the Salento, with various experiences in the fields of research and revival in these two cultural-geographical areas.
Of the former it maintains substantially all the characteristics (an important element is the single reed whose tongue is cut bottom-up in the direction of the node) except for the left-hand chanter, clearly “inspired” by the key bag-pipe, which has a deeper register, one key and is almost twice the size of the right chanter.
This instru-ment, once native to the Locride and (it is hypo-thesised) to part of the Gioia Tauro plane and the province of Vibo Valentia, probably arrived in Calabria thanks to the long-standing and conti-nuous contacts between the Greek and Byzanti-ne cultures of which this is the traditional bowed instrument par excellence.
www.cdroots.com /rd-nist.html   (1186 words)

 Multicultural and "Plural": In the Case of Greece   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The period during which the "katharevousa Greek", a language form that strive to maintain the grammar, spelling and vocabulary of the Attic dialect of classic Greece was the country's official language, was pitted with bitter controversies.
Though constitutionally protected now, the Greek dialects in Calabria and Puglia (Grecanica) have declined and are approaching the point of being dying languages.
This is due to the fact that people using the Grecanica dialect were -and probably still are - considered to be socially and mentally inferior by the dominant society.
www.aegean.gr /culturaltec/dasc/Dasc_Pap2_language.htm   (981 words)

 Regional Languages of Italy and their dialects
A group of dialects (Milanese, Bergamaso, etc.), some of which may be separate languages.
Bisiacco, one of the dialects of Venetian, is spoken in Gorizia Province.
Dialects include Western Sicilian (spoken in Palermo, Trapani and Central-Western Agrigentino), Messinese, Pantesco, etc. Pugliese and Southern Calabrese are reported to be dialects of Sicilian.
www.yourguidetoitaly.com /regional-languages-dialects.html   (496 words)

 The tourist company 3D is glad to introduce you to its incoming departments.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Who would have thought that some of the strangest customs and dialects in Calabria had their origins in the 15th-century Albania or that some of the inhabitants in Matera in Basilicata are quite happy to live underground; or, even stranger, that people in parts of Puglia live in prehistoric-type houses that look like beehives?
Most of Calabria and Basilicata is mountainous, with craggy outcrops of rock blanketed with thick forests.
Ancient buildings, medieval city centres and traditional customs, dress and dialect have survived in Calabria and Basilicata as a result of the lie of the land and its inaccessibility.
www.olinad.it /0191.html   (440 words)

 Calabria Italy Travel Features Gayot
South of Naples, in the "toe" area of Italy’s boot, bound to the west by the Tyrrhenian Sea and to the east by the Ionian Sea sits Calabria, a region of breathtaking coastlines hugging emerald waters and ancient villages that mirror their Greek past.
No longer the poor stepchild of Italy, Calabria is still impoverished, with average personal earnings at six hundred euros per month.
We left out Reggio di Calabria, because we found that aside from the promenade or Lungo Mare (said to be the “most beautiful kilometer in all of Italy”) there wasn’t much charm to the strategic power center of the Magna Grecia, hometown of Gianni Versace.
www.gayot.com /travel/features/calabria.html   (1476 words)

 Italian: dropping the final vowel - Topic Powered by eve community
There are currently 10 to 18 main dialects within Italy, and historically, each dialect is virtually a different language.
But in southern and northern dialects the dropping of final vowels is common.
Although the literary Tuscan dialect has been used as standard Italian for a longer period, education in Italy was only standardized around it in the last century and most Ialian immigrants to the US only spoke their native dialects.
wordcraft.infopop.cc /groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/932607094/m/531109328   (485 words)

 Books, Music, Movies, Flags, Maps of Italian American interests.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Calabria, is as important to America's Italian cuisine as Sicily and Naples.
Includes old Lullabies & Chants from Calabria's Past.The work chants of tuna fishermen of Vibo Valentia, the cries of the swordfishermen of Scilla; women, men, and children singing songs of work and celebration, of love and scorn; tarantellas; and lullabies; music for bagpipe, tambourine, and drums.
Discribes the harsh life in Calabria at the turn of this century.
www.viva-books.com /vb.html   (1584 words)

 Dialects vs Standard Italian - WordReference Forums
I would love to learn some Pugliese dialect (as spoken in the areas of Ostuni, Locorotundo, Ceglie Messapica and Bari), especially the vocabulary used during the vendemnia and the olive harvest, just to get more of the 'full flavour' of this area.
There is no question that speaking "standard" English helps one if he wants to make a career in mainstream business etc. Some, however, contend that the African-American dialect should itself be taught and that young people from that community would have a better chance of success school if taught in "their" language.
Obviously the dialect that is innate to me is not as extensive as the dialect of Naples or Sicily, but there is a small context of vocabulary that might only be understood to those who grew up in Brooklyn.
forum.wordreference.com /showthread.php?t=56601   (1612 words)

 Calabria info here at en.getsearchinformation.info   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Calabria is a place for two types of people Calabrians and their descendants sometimes will find no Florences or Venices in Calabria.
You won't even find Calabria Accommodation has a wide range of residences for rent from Apartments Farmhouses and Villas Rentals in Calabria Italy.
CALABRIA Inc. Web Development by ToTheWeb LLC Calabria Accommodation has a wide range of residences for rent from Apartments Farmhouses and Villas Rentals in Calabria Italy.
en.getsearchinformation.info /Calabria   (1334 words)

 Top Calabria Links
The Region of Calabria from Jesse's Journeys in Italy...News, History, Culture w/photo's.
Calabria's weekly Newspaper offers news and events covering all the regions of Calabria..
Forgotten by the world for centuries, empty of residents since the 1940s, Badolato is now being revitalized by the talents of local historians and architects.
glilli.com /links.htm   (2749 words)

 IronOnline Weight Training: On the road to Ironbound
The dialects must be very different, because they found great humor in imitating each other's 'mispronunciations'.
We rode through Calabria that summer to visit people my father used to work for who retired to their hometown of Patti, Sicily.
Oh yeah, the dialects are known for "cutting" the ending off words, etc. It's almost as humorous as someone imitating a person who grew up in "Joisey." :>}}} Take care and stay well.
www.davedraper.com /forum/showflat.php/Cat/0/Number/143613/Main/133679   (2420 words)

 Calabrian Stories
When we arrived in Calabria we were compleatly apprehensive, little did we realize the extent of the adventure we would be sharing.
books on Calabria, here is a complete version of his classic "By the Ionion Sea" (About life in Calabria at around the turn of the century) Dont get mad at him for what he's written, its a pretty accurate discription of how things were durring that period.
This is one of the best discriptions of the early Greek occupation in Calabria and southern Italy.
www.glilli.com /ref.htm   (1027 words)

 ipedia.com: Italy Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Other minority groups with partly official languages include the French speaking minority in the Valle d'Aosta region; the Sardinian language on Sardinia); the Ladin language in the Dolomites mountains; and the Friulian language in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, all four being Romance languages.
In addition there exist several small local minorities, such as the Occitans in the southern Piedmont valleys; the Catalans in the town of Alghero on Sardinia; Albanians in villages in Calabria and Sicily; Croats in three villages in Molise and ancient Greek dialects in villages of Calabria.
Although Roman Catholicism is the majority religion (85% of native-born citizens are nominally Catholic) there are mature Protestant and Jewish communities and a growing Muslim immigrant community.
www.ipedia.com /italy_1.html   (1427 words)

 Sprachcaffe ITALIA TOURS - CALABRIA · Tours · Magna Grecia
CALABRIA TRAVEL with Sprachcaffe · Sightseeing around Southern Italy · Family Holiday Destinations
The Romans took over the culture later on and called the epoch of high Greek antiquity "Magna Grecia".
In many places, especially in the East, the Greek influence can still be felt, not only in the archaeological remains, but also in the facial features and dialects of the local people.
www.sprachcaffe-kalabrien.com /ingles/tours/tours_magna_grecia.html   (403 words)

 Old Calabria - XII. MOLLE TARENTUM (By Norman Douglas)
And a land, moreover, of multiple memories and interests–this Calabria.
There are also ravenous beasts, as Wolves, Bears, Luzards, which are quick-sighted, and have the hinder parts spotted with divers colours.
This complete e-text "Old Calabria" (by Norman Douglas) belongs in the public domain.
www.authorama.com /old-calabria-12.html   (2843 words)

 Slow Travel Italy - Calabria, the final frontier
Calabria is the toe of the boot of Italy.
I don't recommend this region for a first trip to Italy, or to someone who does not speak some English, but for a seasoned Italy traveler it would be a good region to explore.
www.deliciousitaly.com/olives.htm: An overview of olive oil in Italy, including that found in Calabria
www.slowtrav.com /italy/calabria   (208 words)

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