Alemannic German

Alemannic, or rarely Alemannish (Alemannisch, [alɛˈman(ː)ɪʃ] (listen)), is a group of High German dialects. The name derives from the ancient Germanic tribal confederation known as the Alamanni (“all men”).[3]

Alemannic
Alemannish
Alemannisch
Pronunciation[alɛˈman(ː)ɪʃ] (listen)
Native toSwitzerland: entire German-speaking part, except for the town of Samnaun.
Germany: most of Baden-Württemberg and Bavarian Swabia.
Austria: Vorarlberg and some parts of Tyrol.
Liechtenstein: entire country.
France: most of Alsace.
Italy: some parts of Aosta Valley and northern Piedmont
United States: Parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and by Amish in Adams and Allen counties, Indiana
Venezuela: Alemán Coloniero
Native speakers
7,162,000 (2004–2012)[1]
Latin, Historically Elder Futhark
Language codes
ISO 639-2gsw
ISO 639-3Variously:
gct  Colonia Tovar
gsw  Swiss German and Alsatian
swg  Swabian
wae  Walser
Glottologalem1243
IETFgsw[2]
Blue indicates the traditional distribution area of Western Upper German (=Alemannic) dialects.
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