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”).
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|Native to||Switzerland: 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
|Latin, Historically Elder Futhark|
Blue indicates the traditional distribution area of Western Upper German (=Alemannic) dialects.