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is a town
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In Italy, the comune is the basic administrative division, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality.-Importance and function:...
in the Aosta Valley
region of north-western Italy
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At an altitude of 1,635 m, Gressoney-La-Trinité is the highest village in the Lys Valley.
The area was settled by the Walser
The Walser are German-speaking people who live in the Alps of Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein and Austria. The Walser people are named after the Wallis , the uppermost Rhône River valley...
people from the Valais
The Valais is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland in the southwestern part of the country, around the valley of the Rhône from its headwaters to Lake Geneva, separating the Pennine Alps from the Bernese Alps. The canton is one of the drier parts of Switzerland in its central Rhône valley...
. They left behind characteristic "Walser houses", or Stadel
, buildings made of wood and stone sitting on short mushroom-shaped pillars.
Walser culture and language
Greschòney is one of the centres of Walser German
The Walser language , also known as Walliser German , is a group of Highest Alemannic dialects spoken in Walser settlements in parts of Switzerland, Italy, Liechtenstein, and Austria and in the German-speaking part of the Canton of Wallis , in the uppermost Rhône valley.The terms Walser and...
The Walser German spoken in Greschòney is a slightly different dialect from Walser spoken elsewhere.
| Walser German
das béscht em Hémmel,
dass héilege sígge Dín Noame.
Chéeme Dín Herrschaft.
der Du bist im Himmel,
geheiligt werde Dein Name.
Dein Reich komme.
hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come,