Provençal language

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Provençal language

(prôväNsäl`): see OccitanOccitan
or Provençal
, member of the Romance group of the Italic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Romance languages). The language label Provençal
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French poet who led the 19th-century revival of Provencal language and literature and shared the Nobel Prize in 1904 for his contributions in literature and philology.
Provencal poet and teacher, a founder and leader of the Felibrige, a movement dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of Provencal language, literature, and customs; it stimulated the renaissance of the language and customs of the whole of southern France.
His fame rests chiefly, however, on his being the first poet in the Provencal language whose works are extant.