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Upper German
Geographic
distribution:
Southern Germany, northern and central Switzerland, Austria, and northern Italy
Genetic
classification
:
Indo-European
 Germanic
  West Germanic
   High German
    Upper German
Subdivisions:
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     1: East Franconian      2: South Franconian      3: Swabian German      4: Low Alemannic      5: Alsatian      6: High and Highest Alemannic      7: Northern Austro-Bavarian      8: Central Austro-Bavarian      9: Southern Austro-Bavarian

Upper German (German: Oberdeutsch) is a family of High German dialects spoken primarily in southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland and northern Italy.

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Upper German can be generally classified as Alemannic or Austro-Bavarian. However, there are several dialects in these two groups besides the more widespread versions of Alemannic and Austro-Bavarian.

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