Colonia Tovar dialect

Alemán Coloniero
Native to Venezuela
Native speakers
1,500 (2009) [1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 gct
Glottolog colo1254 [2]

Alemán Coloniero, spoken in Colonia Tovar, Venezuela, is a dialect that belongs to the Low Alemannic branch of German.

Characteristics

The language, like other Alemannic dialects, is not mutually intelligible with Standard German. It is spoken by descendants of Germans from the Black Forest region of southern Baden, who emigrated to Venezuela in 1843. Most speakers also speak Spanish, and the language has also acquired some Spanish loanwords.

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