Lombard is a member o the Cisalpine or Gallo-Italic group within the Romance leids. It is spoken natively in Northren Italy (maist o Lombardy an some auries o neighbourin regions, notably the eastren side o Piedmont) an Soothren Swisserland (Ticino an Graubünden).

Lombard/Lumbaart (WL), Lombard (EL)
Native taeItaly, Swisserland
Canton Ticino
Native speakers
2.3 millions (2007)[4]
Leid codes
ISO 639-3lmo
Linguasphere51-AAA-oc & 51-AAA-od
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The twa main varieties (Wastren Lombard leid an Eastren Lombard leid) shaw differences an are eften, but nae always, mutually comprehensible[citation needit].


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