Upper German Explained
Upper German German: Oberdeutsch is a family of High German dialects spoken primarily in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Northern Italy.
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.
- Franconian German (German: Fränkisch, transition between Central and Upper German)
- Alemannic German (G: German: ''Alemannisch'')3
- Austro-Bavarian (A-B: ''Boarische Språch'', G: German: ''Bairisch'', spoken in Austria, Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy, and in Bavaria, Germany)
- Northern Austro-Bavarian (A-B: ''Nordboarisch'', G: German: ''Nordbairisch'', spoken in Upper Palatinate, Bavaria, numbered 7)
- Central Austro-Bavarian (A-B: ''Mittelboarisch'', G: German: ''Mittelbairisch'', spoken in Bavaria and Austria, numbered 8)
- Southern Austro-Bavarian (A-B: ''Südboarisch'', G: German: ''Südbairisch'', spoken in Austria and Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy)
- Cimbrian (G: German: ''Tzimbrisch'', Italian: lingua cimbra, spoken in northeastern Italy)
- Mócheno (It: Italian: lingua mòchena, spoken in Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, in Italy)
- Hutterite German (G: German: Hutterisch, spoken in Canada and the United States)