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==Talk==
 
==Talk==
The official language used throughout Strasbourg is French. The indigenous language of Alsace however is called Alsatian, a southern German dialect influenced over time by French. It is closely related to the Alemannic German dialects spoken in the adjacent border regions of Germany and Switzerland. It is still spoken by a considerable number of people in the region, especially in the rural-countryside, although like all minority languages in France, it is struggling for survival. You will see bilingual street signs in the city centre using both French and Alsatian German place names. Native speakers of Alsatian will usually be able to speak standard German as well.
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The official language used in Strasbourg is French. The original language of Alsace however is called Alsatian, which is closely related to the Alemannic German dialects spoken in adjacent regions of Germany and Switzerland. It is still spoken by a considerable number of people in the region, especially in the countryside, although like all minority languages in France, it is struggling for survival. You will see few traces of it apart from bilingual street signs in the city centre. Native speakers of Alsatian will usually be able to speak German as well.
  
 
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