Today's Swabia within modern Germany. Shown in yellow is
, situated at the transitional area between the Swabian, Upper Rhenish and Lake Constance dialects within Alemannic. The western part of the
district is not considered a part of modern Swabia.
Swabia (/ ; SWAY-bee-ə  : German Schwaben , colloquially [ˈʃvaːbn̩] Schwabenland or Ländle; archaic English also Suabia or Svebia) is a cultural, and linguistic region in southwestern historic . The name is ultimately derived from the medieval Germany , one of the German Duchy of Swabia , representing the territory of stem duchies , whose inhabitants interchangeably were called Alemannia Alemanni or . Suebi
This territory would include all of the
area, but the modern concept of Swabia is more restricted, due to the collapse of the duchy of Swabia in the thirteenth century. Swabia as understood in modern ethnography roughly coincides with the Alemannic German of the Swabian Circle as it stood during the Holy Roman Empire , now divided between the states of Early Modern period and Bavaria . Baden-Württemberg ( Swabians Schwaben, singular Schwabe) are the natives of Swabia and speakers of . Their number was estimated at close to 0.8 million by Swabian German as of 2006, compared to a total population of 7.5 million in the regions of SIL Ethnologue , Tübingen and Stuttgart . Bavarian Swabia
Like many cultural regions of Europe, Swabia's borders are not clearly defined. However, today it is normally thought of as comprising the former
, or equivalently the former state of Swabian Circle (with the Prussian Württemberg ), or the modern districts of Hohenzollern Province (excluding the former Baden regions of the Tübingen district), Bodenseekreis , and the administrative region of Stuttgart .
, the term Swabia indicated a larger area, covering all the lands associated with the Middle Ages stem duchy of Frankish stretching from the Alamannia in the west to the broad Vosges Mountains river in the east: This also included the region of Lech and the later Alsace on both sides of the Margraviate of Baden Valley, as well as modern German-speaking Switzerland, the Austrian state of Upper Rhine and the principality of Vorarlberg in the south.
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