subdialect

noun
sub·di·a·lect | \ ˌsəb-ˈdī-ə-ˌlekt \
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

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1642, in the meaning defined above

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