Colonia Tovar dialect

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

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

Characteristics

The dialect, 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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