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Researching Sicilian language (not dialects), I have found two
''sub-groups'': 1) Sicilian of the Italo-Dalmatian parent sub-group
(also referred to as Calabro-Sicilian or Sicilianu or Siculu) and 2)
Sicilian of the Ligurian-Sicilian sub-group. Both are from the
Indo-European or Indo-Hittite family.
1. What is meant by ''parent sub-group''?
2. Is Indo-European the same as Indo-Hittite?
3. Elsewhere, I've found ''Gallo-Sicilian'' listed as a language. Is Gallo-
Sicilian the same as Ligurian-Sicilian?