High Franconian German

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High Franconian
Oberfränkisch
Geographic
distribution:
Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg, Thuringia, Saxony
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
Subdivisions:
Oberdeutsche Mundarten.png
Upper German dialects after 1945, with High Franconian in red and purple

High Franconian German (German: Oberfränkisch) is a variant of High German consisting of East Franconian and South Franconian. It is part of the Franconian languages area. It is spoken southeast of the Rhine Franconian area. It is spoken in Germany around Karlsruhe, Erlangen, Fürth, Heilbronn and Würzburg and a small area in France.