Moselle Franconian language

West Middle German dialect
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Moselle Franconian (German: Moselfränkisch) is a variant of West Central German. It is spoken in southern Rhineland and in the Moselle. It is also spoken in North Rhine-Westphalia, western Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Luxembourg, and Belgium.

Moselle Franconian
Native toGermany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Romania
RegionNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine, Liège
Standard forms
Official status
Official language in
Recognised minority
language in
 Belgium (recognised by the French Community of Belgium)
Language codes
ISO 639-1lb
ISO 639-2ltz
ISO 639-3ltz
Area where Moselle Franconian / Luxembourgish is spoken with the isogloss between usage of "op" and "of" (Standard German: auf) shown


The variants or varieties of Moselle Franconian:

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Central German language area. Moselle Franconian is shown in yellow (Germany) and blue (Luxembourg)
Distribution of the Franconian dialects of the dialect continuum in the Lower (yellow), Central (green) and Upper German (blue) language regions