Milanese dialect

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For the surname, see Milanese (surname).
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milanes, milanés
Native to Italy
Native speakers
(no estimate available)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog mila1243[2]
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Milanese (Milanes, Milanées, Meneghin, Meneghìn) is the central variety of the Western Lombard language spoken in the city and province of Milan.

In Italian-language contexts, Milanese is often (like most non-standard Italian varieties spoken in Italy) called a "dialect" of Italian. However, linguistically, Milanese is closer to Western Romance language related to French, Romansh, and to other Gallo-Italian languages.

Various dictionaries, a few grammar books, an extensive literature and a recent translation of the Gospels are available in Milanese[citation needed].

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  1. ^ The number of inhabitants of Milan is approximately 1,500,000, and varieties close to Milanese are spoken outside Milan. However, many of them are immigrants from other parts of Italy, and even most others will not be able to speak Milanese fluently. See "Internet parla in milanese e Windows diventa «Finester»". Corriere della Sera. 2001-02-20. Retrieved 2013-11-02. 
  2. ^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Milanese". Glottolog 2.2. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. 

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