|East Central German|
|Thuringia, Saxony, Berlin, Brandenburg|
Central German dialects after 1945 and the expulsions of the Germans from their eastern homelands
Upper Saxon (8)
South Marchian (11)
East Central German (German: Ostmitteldeutsch) is the eastern, non-Franconian Central German language, part of High German. Present-day Standard German as a High German variant has actually developed from a compromise of East Central (especially Upper Saxon promoted by Johann Christoph Gottsched) and East Franconian German. East Central German dialects are mainly spoken in Central Germany and parts of Brandenburg, and were formerly also spoken in Silesia and Bohemia.