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Moselle Franconian

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Moselle Franconian

Moselle Franconian
Native to Germany, France, Belgium, Romania
Region North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine, Liège
Native speakers (no estimate available)
Language family
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ISO 639-3
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Moselle Franconian (German Moselfränkisch) is a group of West Central German dialects, part of the Central Franconian language area.

They are spoken in the southern File:Mehring-pfeife.ogg


By some observers Luxembourgish is considered a form of Moselle Franconian, while others only acknowledge the fact that Luxembourgish forms a dialect continuum with the corresponding Moselle Franconian dialects spoken on the German side of the border. The Franconian dialects spoken in French Lorraine are usually referred to as Lorraine Franconian. Transylvanian Saxon spoken in Romania is today considered an endangered language.

See also

Further reading

  • Werner König: dtv-Atlas Deutsche Sprache. dtv-Verlag, München (Munich) 2005; ISBN 3-423-03025-9 (German).

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