Occitan in Italy - the small village of Guardia Piemontese

Minet had good reasons for visiting a small village in Calabria – it is one of the very few places where remnants of a Gallo-Roman language are still being spoken today. The Occitan language, the ancient lyrical language of the troubadours, is usually associated with the South of France, Catalonia, or the Piedmont Alps. minet accompanied the linguist Hans Peter Kunert on a tour through this unusual village and saw first-hand proof of Occitan remnants in the „Guardioli“ vernacular.

minet broadcast:28.05.2009

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