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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: most of Alsace.
Italy: some parts of Aosta Valley and northern Piedmont
United States: Amish in Adams and Allen counties, Indiana
Venezuela: Alemán Coloniero
Native speakers 7,162,000  (2004–2012)e18
Language family
Writing system Latin, Historically Elder Futhark
Blue indicates the traditional distribution area of Western Upper German (=Alemannic) dialects.

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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