Lombard (native name: lombard, lumbaart, lumbart or lombart, depending on the orthography; pronunciation: [lũˈbaːrt, lomˈbart]) is a language, belonging to the Gallo-Italic family and consisting in a cluster of homogeneous dialects spoken by millions of speakers in Northern Italy and Southern Switzerland, including most of Lombardy and some areas of the neighbouring regions, notably the eastern side of Piedmont and the western side of Trentino, and in Switzerland in the cantons of Ticino and Graubünden. It is also spoken in Santa Catarina in Brazil by Lombard immigrants from the Province of Bergamo.
|lombard, lumbaart, lombart|
|Native to||Italy, Switzerland|
|3.8 million (2002)|
Lombard language distribution in Europe:
Areas where Lombard is spoken
Areas where Lombard is spoken alongside other languages (Alemannic, Ladin and Romansh) and areas of linguistic transition (with Piedmontese, with Emilian and with Venetian)
Areas of influence of Lombard (Tridentine dialect)? Areas of uncertain diffusion of Ladin