Low German (disambiguation)

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Low German is a large dialect group spoken mainly in Northern Germany and in Northeastern Netherlands.

Low German may also refer to:


  • East Low German, a group of dialects spoken in north-eastern Germany and northern Poland
  • Low Alemannic German, a branch of Alemannic German dialects
  • Low Lusatian German, a variety of Central German spoken in northern Saxony and southern Brandenburg
  • Mennonite Low German, a language or group of dialects spoken by Mennonites
  • Middle Low German, a language spoken from about 1100 to 1600
  • Old Low German, a language documented from the 8th until the 12th century
  • West Low German, a group of dialects spoken in northwest Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark
  • A colloquial term for any non-standard variety of the German language
  • Low Germanic, term used by the German linguist Theo Vennemann in his controversial classification of the Germanic languages

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