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    Extinct German Dialect ?

    I've come across an ancient German dialect related to Lombard or Bavarian.

    Its called Mocheno Deutsch and was present in southern Austria, the Tyrolian and Friulian regions of northern Italy.

    Is it extinct like Latin or is it still spoken, even if only for medical or literary purposes ?

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    Google? Wikipedia?
    "Nothing is more disgusting than the majority: because it consists of a few powerful predecessors, of rogues who adapt themselves, of weak who assimilate themselves, and the masses who imitate without knowing at all what they want." (Johann Wolfgang Goethe)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jäger View Post
    Google? Wikipedia?
    Do you care to elaborate ?

    I was hoping to get more information than a referal to Wiki or Google !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peoples Observer View Post
    Is it extinct like Latin or is it still spoken, even if only for medical or literary purposes ?
    According to the census of 2001, the first in which data on mother tongue were recorded, Mocheno was spoken by a majority in the following municipalities (numbers of members of the Mòcheno linguistic group): Fierozzo/Florutz/Vlarotz (423 people, 95,92%), Palù/Palai/Palae (184 people, 95,34%), Frassilongo/Gereut/Garait (340 people, 95,24% - including the village of Roveda/Eichleit/Oachlait). In other municipalities of Trentino 1331 persons declared themselves members of the Mòcheno linguistic group, a total of 2278 in Trentino. Other sources state that Mòcheno is spoken by the whole population of Eichleit and Palai, a majority in Florutz, and by a small minority in the village of Gereut[1].
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mocheno_language
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