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Aaron asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 9 years ago

Is central France Germanic? Or just northern France?

I know southern France is Latin, but does that go to central France?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Various Germanic tribes moved into and through all of modern France, including Franks, Ostrogoths, Visigoths, Alans, Burgundians, and others. Vikings settled in Normandy and became Normans. Italians and French intermingled in the Nice area; in fact, Nice was at one time a city ruled by Italians.

  • 9 years ago

    Just the area of Alsace-Lorraine, which is in the northeast of France. Most of Lorraine has a clear French identity. A third, known as Moselle, had a culture not easily classifiable as either French or German, where both French and Germanic dialects were spoken. Although German dialects were spoken in Alsace for most of its history, the dominant language in Alsace today is French.

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