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There is a regional slang dialect in the region of Brno (South Moravia, close to Austrian border) called Hantec. Lexically it draws on German, Austrian German, Yiddish, Romish, and perhaps some other languages for all its quirks, some morphology follows the South Moravian dialects, but overall its grammar is based on Czech. Hantec (including its written form) is rather hard to comprehend to non-speakers. It seems to be slowly disappearing, although many lexical items persist and are used by the general population in the city (e.g., koc (a young woman) is supposed to mirror a typical Austrian pronunciation of Katze).

I wonder whether there are other such regional dialects based (or based to a large extent) on German influenced by German in an analogous (i.e., mainly lexical) fashion.

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    Perhaps not based on..., but the Silesian is spoken in Poland: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schlesisch_(polnischer_Dialekt) – c.p. Jul 16 '16 at 8:11
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    Hantec is not a "regional dialect based on German". It is a dialect of Czech with loanwords from German and other languages. By contrast, Yiddish is structurally German, with loan words from Hebrew and other languages. – fdb Jul 16 '16 at 16:15
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    Brünn/Brno was for a very long time a bilingual town. People used to speak Czech and German. German was the language of the upper class (or who wanted to seem as upper class) while the majority of the workers was speaking Czech. Hantec is not a German dialect. It is a Czech dialect with tons of German loanwords. So Hantec is not an example for what you are asking (it's not a »remarkable regional dialect based on German«). – Hubert Schölnast Jul 17 '16 at 7:52
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    @fdb, as I understand it, the question does not stipulate that Hantec would be an example of a "regional dialect based on German", but gives it as an example of a "regional dialect based on Czech”. – Carsten S Jul 17 '16 at 21:33
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    Africa: Namibian German, Namibian Black German, Nataler Deutsch North America: Amana German, Alsatian German, Bernese German, Hutterite German, Pennsylvania German, Texas German, Wisconsin German South America: Alemán Coloniero, Argentinian Swiss German, Belgranodeutsch, Brazilian German (Ostpommersch, Paraná Volga German and Riograndenser Hunsrückisch) Oceania: Barossa German Non-specific: Plautdietsch, Yiddish – SAH Aug 11 '17 at 18:17

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