High Prussian dialect
High Prussian (German: Hochpreußisch) is a dialect of East Central German that developed in the region of East Prussia. The dialect developed from High German, brought in by Silesian German settlers in the 13th–15th centuries, and was influenced by the Baltic Old Prussian language. High Prussian was mostly spoken in the regions of Warmia and the Prussian Oberland.
High Prussian can be considered moribund due to the expulsion of Germans from East Prussia after World War II. The dialect has few remaining speakers today. It can be divided into the subdialects of Breslausch and Oberländisch.
- Map of German dialects in 1897 (German)
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