Central Franconian dialects(Redirected from Central Franconian)
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- Ripuarian (spoken in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, in eastern Belgium, and the southeastern tip of Dutch Limburg)
- Moselle Franconian (in German Rhineland-Palatinate and Saarland, in eastern Belgium and French Lorraine)
- Luxembourgish (in Luxembourg and the adjacent areas of Belgium and France)
|Native to||Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands|
|Region||North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Lorraine, Liège, Limburg|
Luxembourgish is often included within Moselle Franconian, but sometimes regarded as a separate group. The German-speaking Community of Belgium comprises both Ripuarian and Moselle Franconian dialects. The Central Franconian dialects are part of the Rhinelandic continuum stretching from the Low Franconian language area in the northwest to the Rhine Franconian dialects in the southeast.