Alemannic German

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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
Language codes
ISO 639-2 gsw
ISO 639-3 Variously:
gct – Colonia Tovar
gsw – Swiss German
swg – Swabian
wae – Walser
The traditional distribution area of Western Upper German (=Alemannic) dialect features in the 19th and 20th century
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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.