Gallo-Italic of Basilicata
Native toNorthwest Italy
RegionBasilicata (Southern Italy)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Linguistic map of Italy

The Gallo-Italic of Basilicata (Italian: Gallo-italico di Basilicata) is a group of Gallo-Italic dialects found in Basilicata in southern Italy,[1] that could date back to migrations from Northern Italy during the time of the Normans.

These dialects are found in two areas: one near the regional capital of Potenza (in Tito, Picerno, Pignola and Vaglio Basilicata), but not in Castelmezzano, and another on the Tyrrhenian coast (Trecchina, Rivello, Nemoli and San Costantino).[2]

Similar communities have survived in Sicily, speaking Gallo-Italic dialects of Sicily.


  1. ^ Rohlfs, Gerhard (1931). "Zeit. roman. Phil.". Gallo-italienische Sprachinseln in der Basilicata (in German). pp. 249–279.
  2. ^ Bianchi, Patricia; De Blasi, Nicola; Fanciullo, Franco (2002). "La Basilicata". In Manlio Cortelazzo (ed.). I dialetti italiani. Storia, struttura, uso (in Italian). Turin: UTET. pp. 757–792.