Definitions for "Dialects"
Varieties of a language that are used synchronically by different groups of speakers of the language. While the dividing line between being two dialects of a language and two different languages is ill-defined at best, dialects are generally considered to have the same parent and to be mutually intelligible for most speakers. Most related languages started as dialects that evolved in different ways. Borrowings of dialectal forms is also often a source of language change.
different ways of saying the same language