High Franconian German

dialect

High Franconian German (German: Oberfränkisch) is a variant of High German consisting of East Franconian and South Franconian.[1] It is part of the Franconian languages area. It is spoken southeast of the Rhine Franconian area. It is spoken in Germany around Karlsruhe, Erlangen, Fürth, Heilbronn and Würzburg and a small area in France.

High Franconian
Oberfränkisch
Geographic
distribution:
Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Saxony
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
Subdivisions:
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Upper German dialects after 1945, with High Franconian in red and purple

referencesEdit

  1. Noble, Cecil A. M. (1983). Modern German Dialects. New York / Berne / Frankfort on the Main, Peter Lang, p. 119.