The Ladin culture
Traditions and language
The Ladin people in the Dolomite region distinguish themselves from their neighbours not only through their own language (Ladin) but also through a self-confident culture which has grown for centuries in the isolation of the Dolomite mountains and has its roots in mountain farming and craft work.
This language was widespread over a large part of the Alps.
In the centuries after the integration of the Alps into the Roman Empire, the Rhaetian people inhabiting the Dolomites at that time adopted the vulgar Latin and it gradually evolved into the Ladin language.
Ladin is related to Italian, French, Provençal and Catalan.
For more informations: www.museumladin.it
An example of our language:
“Begnudüs te nostes beles muntes amesa la natüra” “Welcome to our beautiful mountain landscape surrounded by nature”.