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[frang-koh-nee-uh n, -kohn-yuh n, fran-] /fræŋˈkoʊ ni ən, -ˈkoʊn yən, fræn-/

a group of West Germanic dialects or languages, consisting of Frankish and the dialects descended from Frankish.
of, relating to, or characteristic of .
of or relating to Franconian.
a group of medieval Germanic dialects spoken by the Franks in an area from N Bavaria and Alsace to the mouth of the Rhine. Low Franconian developed into Dutch, while Upper Franconian contributed to High German, of which it remains a recognizable dialect See also Old Low German, Old High German, Frankish
of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages


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