Swiss German is a Alemannic German dialect spoken in Switzerland. Alemannic German dialects are spoken in Switzerland, Austria, southern Germany, and Alsace in France. Swiss German is the Alemannic dialect spoken in Switzerland. It is sometimes referred to as Schwyzerdütsch, Schwiizertüütsch, or Schwizertitsch. Swiss German is not a uniform dialect, but a group of related Alemannic dialects. The main difference between Swiss German and other Alemannic dialects is the use of the Standard German spelling system. Swiss German is also distinguished by its use of Swiss German words, which are not found in other Alemannic dialects. Swiss German is the most widely spoken German dialect in Switzerland. It is spoken by about 64% of the Swiss population. Swiss German is also spoken in Liechtenstein, and in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino. Swiss German is a member of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. It is closely related to German, Dutch, English, and the Scandinavian languages.