Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

Why is Swiss German a dialect and not a language of its own?

If you ask why Swiss German is not a language of its own, but rather ‘mere’ a dialect, you are also asking about the difference between what is termed a language and what is a dialect. This requires some clarification.

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Swiss German dictionary

We celebrate Swiss German and every single word in it. Therefore we’ve carefully curated the 20’000 most common Swiss German words for you, with authentic audio recordings and verified definitions. As such, this is the most complete Swiss German dictionary

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