High German languages

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High German dialects
German-speaking Europe
Linguistic classification:Indo-European

The High German languages or High German dialects (German: hochdeutsche Mundarten) is a variant of the Germanic languages. It is spoken south of the Benrath and Uerdingen isoglosses in central and southern Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and eastern Belgium. As well as in neighbouring portions of France (Alsace and northern Lorraine), Italy (South Tyrol), the Czech Republic (Bohemia), and Poland (Upper Silesia). They are also spoken in diaspora in Romania, Russia, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, Chile, and Namibia.

The present-day distribution of continental High German languages:
  Central German dialects
  Upper German dialects