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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 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.
- Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "High Franconian". Glottolog 3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.
- Noble, Cecil A. M. (1983). Modern German dialects New York [u.a.], Lang, p. 119
- Glück, Helmut (ed.). Metzler-Lexikon Sprache. Metzler, 1993, p. 442.
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