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Group of Romance dialects spoken in the Alpine region - in France (mostly in the region Rhone-Alpes), Switzerland (all of Suisse Romande except for the Cantons of Jura and Bern, and Italy (Val d'Aosta). Linguists generally recognize these dialects as being neither those of French, Occitan, or Italian. The name Francoprovençal was originally introduced by the Italian linguist G.I. Ascoli in the 19th century. Except in Aosta and the Swiss village of Evolène (canton of Valais), Francoprovençal is moribund.
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