West Central German Explained

West Central German belongs to the Central, High German dialect family in the German language. Its dialects are thoroughly Franconian including the following sub-families:

Apart from West Central German on the southern edge and in south-east Franconian dialects are turning to Upper German. This transition area between Central German and Upper German is captured by the dialect families of South Franconian German and East Franconian German, colloquially miscalled Franconian, because dialects of this sub-family are spoken all over Franconia.

West Central German also is spoken in America, for example as Amana-Deutsch.

See also