- Did somebody say Bayrish?! There sure are a lot of German dialects. One
survey of Germanic languages spoken in the US included all of the following.
Sadly, many of the lesser known variants are rapidly dying out in their
homelands, but the Web at least makes most of them available for sampling.
German (Austrian, Bavarian, Bayrish, Choimen, Deutsch, Gottschee, Hessian,
Patou, Plattdeutsch, Prussian, Rhenish, Saxon, Schwabisch, Schweitzer
Deutsch, Swabian Swiss, Thuringian, Viennese); Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish,
Pennsylvania German); Yiddish (Jewish); Dutch (Belgian, Flemish, Hollandish,
Nederlandish, Netherlandic, Netherlandish); Afrikaans (Boer); Frisian
(Freece, Friesh); Luxembourgian (Luxembourg, Luxemburgen); Swedish; Danish
(Dane); Norwegian (Dano-Norwegian, Landsmal, Norse, Ryksmaal, Ryksmal);
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