variation of the French Prusik. Used as a friction hitch in climbing and rigging.

Valdotain (Wikipedia)
Native toItaly
RegionAosta Valley
Native speakers
Approximately 68,000 people (2003)
Official status
Official language in
Protected by statute in the Aosta Valley, Italy
Regulated byBureau régional pour l'ethnologie et la linguistique (BREL)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
The Valdôtain among the regional languages of France.

Valdôtain is a dialect of Arpitan (Franco-Provençal) spoken in the Aosta Valley in Italy. It is commonly known as patois or patoué.

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