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Lorraine Franconian
Lottrìnger Plàtt
Native to France
Region Moselle
Native speakers (c. 360,000 cited 1962)
Language family
Official status
Recognised minority language in  France
Regulated by No official regulation
Dialectes de Moselle.svg
Dialects of Moselle. Those in purple areas are lumped under the term "Lorraine Franconian" when spoken in France.
Platt 1630
The language border around 1630.
Die Frankiese taalgebied
Franconian languages area: Central Franconian dialects in green.

Lorraine Franconian (Lorraine Franconian: Plàtt or lottrìnger Plàtt; French: francique lorrain or platt lorrain; German: Lothringisch) is a variant of West Central German (German: Westmitteldeutsch). It is spoken in Moselle and in Lorraine.

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