East Franconian German

East Franconian German

East Franconian ("Ostfränkisch") is a dialect which is spoken in Bavaria and other areas in Germany around Bamberg, Coburg, Würzburg, Hof and Bayreuth. East Franconian has elements of central German and Upper German. The same goes only for South Franconian German. East Franconian is one of the German dialects with the highest number of speakers. The scope of East Franconian is disputed, mainly in its extent in Nuremberg, the second-largest city of Bavaria is to be included. Within one of the definitions the border of East Franconian is to include Erlangen and to exclude neighboring Nuremberg.

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