Gressoney-La-Trinité

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Gressoney-La-Trinité
Comune
Comune di Gressoney-La-Trinité
Commune de Gressoney-La-Trinité
Gemeinde Gressoney-La-Trinité
Coat of arms of Gressoney-La-Trinité
Coat of arms
Gressoney-La-Trinité is located in Italy
Gressoney-La-Trinité
Gressoney-La-Trinité
Location of Gressoney-La-Trinité in Italy
Coordinates: 45°50′N 7°50′E / 45.833°N 7.833°E / 45.833; 7.833Coordinates: 45°50′N 7°50′E / 45.833°N 7.833°E / 45.833; 7.833
Country Italy
Region Valle d'Aosta
Province none
Area
 • Total 65 km2 (25 sq mi)
Elevation 1,635 m (5,364 ft)
Population (31 December 2006)
 • Total 304
 • Density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Demonym Gressonards
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 11020
Dialing code 0125
Website Official website

Gressoney-La-Trinité (Walser German: Greschòney Drifaltigkeit or Creschnau Drifaltigkeit) is a town and comune in the Aosta Valley region of northwestern Italy.

Geography[edit]

At an elevation of 1,635 metres (5,364 ft) above sea level, Gressoney-La-Trinité is the highest village in the Lys Valley.

History[edit]

The area was settled by the Walser people from the Valais. They left behind characteristic "Walser houses", or Stadel, buildings made of wood and stone sitting on short mushroom-shaped pillars.

Walser culture and language[edit]

Though historically Gressoney-La-Trinité and Gressoney-Saint-Jean are two separate comunes, they form a Walser German cultural unity known as Greschòney or Creschnau in Greschoneytitsch (or simply Titsch), the local Walser German dialect, or Kressenau in German. They were united into one commune named Gressoney from 1928 until 1946, when the two former communes were reconstituted.

An example of Greschòneytitsch:

Walser German German English

Endsche Attò
das béscht em Hémmel,
dass héilege sígge Dín Noame.
Chéeme Dín Herrschaft.[1]

Vater unser
der Du bist im Himmel,
geheiligt werde Dein Name.
Dein Reich komme.

Our Father
in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Das Vaterunser auf Walserisch (Greschòney)" (in Walser German). Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. 2006. Retrieved 2011-05-13. 

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