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The '''Eifel dialects''' ({{lang-de|Eifeler Mundarten}}) are those [[dialect]]s spoken in the [[Eifel mountains]] of [[Germany]]. They divide into two language regions: the dialects spoken in the southern Eifel (''Eifelisch'') are part of the [[Moselle Franconian dialect group]] and closely resemble [[Luxembourgish]]. In the northern Eifel, by contrast, the dialects (''Eifelplatt'') belong to the [[Ripuarian dialect group]] and are more like ''[[Öcher Platt]]'' or ''[[Kölsch (language)|Kölsch]]''. In between there is a [[dialect continuum]] of typical transitions, whereby more or less every village speaks a little differently from its neighbours.
 
== Linguistic geography ==