High Franconian German
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High Franconian (German: Oberfränkische Dialekte) is a variety of High German consisting of East Franconian and South Franconian. It is part of the Franconian languages area, spoken southeast of the Rhine Franconian part.
It is spoken in Germany around Karlsruhe, Erlangen, Fürth, Heilbronn and Würzburg and a small area in France. It is disputed, whether Nuremberg in Germany belongs to its area. Surnames from the area of High Franconian include Bauer, Hofmann, Merkel, Paulus, Schmidt and Schneider.
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