Ancient Ligurian

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This article is about the Ancient Ligurian language. For other uses of the term Ligurian, please see Ligurian (disambiguation).

Ligurian—more exactly Ancient Ligurian—is a disappeared language that was mainly spoken in Antiquity in what are nowadays Provence and Liguria, and perhaps initially in a larger territory. It is now classified by most linguists as an Indo-European language, intermediary between Celtic languages and Italic languages.[1] Ancient Ligurian should not be confused with Romance Ligurian, a living Northern Italian dialect and a wholly different linguistic variety.


  1. SERGENT Bernard (1995) Les Indo-Européens: histoire, langues, mythes, Paris: Payot, p. 76-77