The dialects of Liguria
As far as Ligurian traditions are concerned, we must speak of dialects , of which the most frequent is " u zeneise ", the Genoese .
The Ligurian-type dialects derive from late Latin on a pre-Roman Ligurian substrate but the various influences have led to the birth of three main dialects:
dialects of the west , with Provençal sounds;
Eastern dialects influenced by Tuscan;
Genoese dialects developed for the commercial activities of the Ligurian capital.