The Manduriano is an Italian dialect. It is spoken by the majority of the inhabitants of Manduria.

Pre-classical period

The words with a prehistoric Mediterranean derivation often refer to plants native to the Mediterranean region or to other natural features. Bearing in mind the qualifiers mentioned above (alternative sources are provided where known), examples of such words include:

Greek influences

The following Manduriano words are of a Greek origin (including some examples where it is unclear whether the word is derived directly from Greek, or via Latin):

Arab words

Norman French influence

Spanish period to the modern age

The following words are of Spanish derivation:


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