The Ligurian language was spoken in pre-Roman times and into the Roman era by an ancient people of north-western Italy and south-eastern France known as the Ligures. Very little is known about this language (mainly place names and personal names remain) which is generally believed to have been Indo-European; it appears to have shared many features with other Indo-European languages, primarily Celtic (Gaulish) and Italic (Latin and the Osco-Umbrian languages).
(See also: Ligure, a Romance language spoken in Italy)
- asia (Lat. secāle) 'rye'
- biuo- (Lat. vīvus) 'living'
- bormo- (Lat. formus) 'warm'
- -giem- (Lat. hiems) 'winter'
- biuo- (to live?)
- Baldi, Philip. The foundations of Latin. New York. 2002.