Posted in Bavarian, Germanic, Language Profiles, West Germanic

Bavarian

bavarian

Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – Western – High German – German – Upper German – Bavarian

Number of speakers: 14,093,130 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Czech Republic and Switzerland

Varieties:

  • Central Bavarian (Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary)
  • Northern Bavarian (Germany and the Czech Republic)
  • Southern Bavarian (Austria, Italy and Switzerland)
  • Cimbrian (Italy)
  • Mochen (Italy)

Example: (Bavarian)

Olle Menschn san frei und gleich in Bezug auf Wiade und Rechtn geborn. Se san mit Vanunft und Bewusstein ausgtottet und soitn miteinanda mi briadalichn Geist umgeh.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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