Upper German Explained

Upper German
Region:Southern Germany, northern and central Switzerland, Austria, and northern Italy
Familycolor:Indo-European
Fam1:Indo-European
Fam2:Germanic
Fam3:West Germanic
Fam4:High German
Child1:Alemannic
Child2:Austro-Bavarian
Child3:Franconian

Upper German German: Oberdeutsch is a family of High German dialects spoken primarily in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy.

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Upper German can be generally classified as Alemannic or Austro-Bavarian. However, there are several dialects in these two groups besides the more widespread versions of Alemannic and Austro-Bavarian.