Alternative name(s): Langobardic
Language family: Indo-European
Language group: Germanic
Geographical use: originally North Germany, later the source areas of the rivers Elbe, Ooler and Weichsel, in Austria and in North Italy (Pavia)
Information: Extinct language (part of High German). Longobardic is the oldest written German dialect (middle of the 7th century) and is therefore of great historic importance.