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Related to Franconian: East Franconia
Fran·co·ni·an(frăng-kō′nē-ən, -kōn′yən, frăn-)
1. Of or relating to Franconia.
a. Of or relating to Franconian.
b. Of or relating to Old Low Franconian.
Any of a group of Old and Middle High German dialects of west-central Germany.
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(Languages) 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
1. (Placename) of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
3. (Languages) of or relating to Franconia, the Franks, or their languages
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