subdialect

noun
sub·​di·​a·​lect | \ ˌsəb-ˈdī-ə-ˌlekt How to pronounce subdialect (audio) \
variants: or sub-dialect
plural subdialects or sub-dialects

Definition of subdialect

: a dialect of a language that is a regional subvariety of a more widely spoken dialect Today Aleut is a single language with two main dialects, Western (Attuan and Atkan subdialects) and Eastern.— William W. Fitzburg & Aron Crowell

First Known Use of subdialect

1642, in the meaning defined above

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“Subdialect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdialect. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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