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High Franconian


Classification: Indo-European – Germanic – West Germanic – High German – German – Transition – High Franconian

Number of speakers: 4,910,000 (Ethnologue)

Countries where it is spoken: France and Germany


  • Hessian (Germany)
  • Palatinate (Germany)
  • Lorraine Franconian (France and Germany)

Language Awareness Index (explain): 0.9


Lorraine Franconian: Alle Mensche sin frei unn mit derselwe Dignité unn deselwe Rechte gebor. Sie sin begabt an Vernunft unn Gewiss unn min zuenänner im Gäscht vun Briederlichkät 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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