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As an umbrella language refers to a language that is a group of dialects as a common standard language (also see dialect continuum ). Classic examples of roof languages ​​are Italian and German.

The term roof language is also used for literary languages ​​in the strict sense which, although written and read, but rarely used as an everyday vernacular. This could be the case with RG in the future.

In ISO 639-3 different roof or macro languages ​​are recognized, which coexist with their main dialects as languages. Among other things, the Ripuarian and Bairische ( language codes ksh and cash) as the main dialect groups ( languages ​​) of the (highly) are German standard roof and language ( language code eng) called.