Upper Saxon German

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Upper Saxon
Native toGermany
RegionSaxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia
Native speakers
2 million (1998)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3sxu
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Central German dialects after 1945
  Upper Saxon (8)
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Upper Saxon (German: Obersächsisch, pronounced [ˈoːbɐˌzɛksɪʃ]; Upper Saxon: [ɵːb̥oˤˈsɛɡ̊sʃ]) is an dialect spoken in Saxony, southeastern Saxony-Anhalt, and eastern Thuringia. Though called "Saxon", it is not to be confused with Low Saxon. Upper Saxon is linked to the Thuringian dialect.

Subgroups[change | change source]

The subgroups for Upper Saxon German.

References[change | change source]

  1. Upper Saxon at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)