In the past, before the influence of Milanese, Pavese was more similar to Emiliano-Romagnolo language. In Lomellina a Piedmontese-influenced dialect is spoken; in the Oltrepò Pavese fully Western Lombard dialects (like that of Bobbio) or Emiliano-Romagnolo-influenced dialects (like that of Broni) are spoken; the southern part of the province of Pavia speaks Ligurian-influenced dialects.
Pavese is the language of I Fiö dla Nebia and Quèi Ad La Barcéla, two popular musical groups.
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