Ripuarian language

German dialect group

Ripuarian (/ˌrɪpjuˈɛəriən/; also Ripuarian Franconian; German: Ripuarisch, ripuarische Mundart, ripuarischer Dialekt, ripuarisch-fränkische Mundart, Ribuarisch) is a variant of West Central German.

Native toGermany, Belgium, Netherlands
RegionNorth Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Liège Province, Limburg
Native speakers
≈ 900,000[source?]
Language codes
ISO 639-3None (mis)
Individual code:
ksh – Kölsch
Area where Ripuarian is spoken. Green = sparsely populated forest.
Central German language area after 1945 and the expulsion of the Germans from the east. 1 = Ripuarian.