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HIGH FRANCONIAN (German : Oberfränkische Dialekte) is a part of High German consisting of East Franconian and South Franconian . Because of fundamental differences in structure, it is factually not justified.

It is part of the Franconian languages
Franconian languages
area, spoken southeast of the Rhine Franconian part.

It is spoken in Germany
Germany
around Karlsruhe
Karlsruhe
, Erlangen
Erlangen
, Fürth , Heilbronn
Heilbronn
and Würzburg
Würzburg
and a small area in France
France
. It is disputed, whether Nuremberg
Nuremberg
in Germany
Germany
belongs to its area. Surnames from the area of High Franconian include Bauer , Hofmann , Merkel , Paulus , Schmidt and Schneider .

High Franconian is transitional between Upper German
Upper German
and Central German with similarity to Yiddish . It is sometimes considered part of Central German
Central German
, or part of neither Upper nor Central German.

REFERENCES

* ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "High Franconian". Glottolog 3.0