Low Franconian

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Low Franconian
Low Frankish; Netherlandic, Netherlandish
Dutch: Nederfrankisch; High German: Niederfränkisch
Netherlands, northern Belgium, northern France, western Germany, Suriname, Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Namibia and South Africa
Linguistic classification:Indo-European

Distribution of Lower Franconian, including the Lower Franconian-Ripuarian transition area in Limburg. The Ripuarian-based dialect of Kerkrade and the surrounding area is not shown.

Low Franconian, Low Frankish, Netherlandic (Dutch: Nederfrankisch, High German: Niederfränkisch) is a dialect close to the Dutch language.

Frankish settlement areas by the 5th century: