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Alemannic
Alemannisch
Pronunciation [alɛˈman(ː)ɪʃ]
Native to Switzerland: entire German-speaking part.
Germany: most of Baden-Württemberg and Bavarian Swabia.
Austria: Vorarlberg and some parts of Tyrol.
Liechtenstein: entire country.
France: Alsace.
Italy: some parts of Aosta Valley and northern Piedmont
Venezuela: Alemán Coloniero
Native speakers about 10 million  (date missing)
Language family
Indo-European
Writing system Latin
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The traditional distribution area of Western Upper German (=Alemannic) dialect features in the 19th and 20th century

Alemannic German (Alemannic German: Alemannisch) is a group of dialects of the Upper German branch of the Germanic language family. It is spoken by about ten million people in six countries including southern Germany, Switzerland, France, Austria, Liechtenstein, and Italy. In Switzerland it is sometimes called Swiss German.

In contrast to other languages, Alemannic German is only a spoken language; there is no fixed orthography for the language.


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