Swabian

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A language of Germany

Alternate Names
Schwäbisch, Schwaebisch, Suabian
Population

819,000 (2006). Ethnic population: 820,000 (2000).

Location

Southwest, Wuerttemberg; east Baden-Wuerttemberg; Schwaben; west Bavaria.

Language Status

5 (Developing).

Dialects

A variety of Alemannic [gsw]. More distinct than Bavarian [bar] from Standard German [deu]. 40% inherently intelligible of Standard German (estimate). Swabian of the Black Forest is different from Swabian in the Alb (Kloss 1978).

Language Use

Also use Standard German [deu].

Language Development
Dictionary. Bible: 2009.
Writing
Latin script.