Lorraine Franconian

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Lorraine Franconian
Lottrìnger Plàtt
Native toFrance
RegionMoselle
Native speakers
(c. 360,000 cited 1962)
Official status
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byNo official regulation
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottologloth1238  Lothringisch
Dialectes de Moselle.svg
Dialects of Moselle. Those in purple areas are lumped under the term "Lorraine Franconian" when spoken in France.
The language border around 1630.
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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