Posted in Alemannic, Germanic, Language Profiles, West Germanic



Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – West Germanic – High German – German – Upper German – Alemannic

Number of speakers: 7,100,000

Countries where it is spoken: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, the US and Venezuela


  • Swabian (Germany and Austria)
  • Swiss German (Liechtenstein and Switzerland)
  • Alsatian (France)
  • Walser (Austria, Liechtenstein and Switzerland)
  • Colonia Tovar German (Venezuela)
  • Allen County German (US)

Language Awareness Index (explain): 1.6


Swiss German: Alli Mänsche send frei gebore, mit de gliiche Würdi und de gliiche Rächt. Si send xsägnet met Vernonft ond Gwösse on söllid enand met eme brüederleche Gäischt begägne.

Alsatian: Alli Mensche sinn frey unn mit de nämliche Dignité unn de nämliche Rachte gebore. Sie sinn begabt à à n Vernünft unn à à n Verstà nd unn solle züenà nder mit Bréderlichkeit handle.

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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