German, Swissgsw

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Alternate names
Alemanic, Alemannisch, Schwyzerdütsch, Alemannic, Alsacien, Elsaessisch, Schwytzertuetsch
High Alemannisch, Appenzell, Basel, Bern, Graubuenden-Grisons, Lucerne, Obwald, Saint Gallen, Wallis, Zurich, Low Alemannisch (Hochalemannisch, Bärndütsch, Valserisch)
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Information from ISO 639-3 and the  Ethnologue. Only a limited amount is shown here. For more detail consult the  Ethnologue entry for German, Swiss.

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Keyman Desktop keyboard for Schwyzerdütsch Fonts & Keyboards
Names of Months and Days in Swiss German Use & History


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Title Type
Ethnologue entry for Swiss German - Ethnologue web page
Glottolog entry for Swiss German - Glottolog/Langdoc web page
ISO 639-3 page for Swiss German - ISO 639-3 web page
MultiTree entry for Swiss German - MultiTree: A Digital Library of Language Relationships web page
OLAC resources for Swiss German - Open Language Archives Community web page
UNESCO Endangered Languages Atlas page for Swiss German [gsw] - UNESCO Interactive Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger web page


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