Low Franconian

Low Franconian, Low Frankish, Netherlandic (Dutch: Nederfrankisch, High German: Niederfränkisch) is a dialect close to the Dutch language.

Low Franconian
Low Frankish; Netherlandic, Netherlandish
Dutch: Nederfrankisch; High German: Niederfränkisch
Netherlands, northern Belgium, northern France, western Germany, Suriname, Netherlands Antilles, Aruba, Namibia and South Africa
Linguistic classification:Indo-European
Distribution of Lower Franconian, including the Lower Franconian-Ripuarian transition area in Limburg. The Ripuarian-based dialect of Kerkrade and the surrounding area is not shown.
Frankish settlement areas by the 5th century:      Salian Franks     Ripuarian Franks