Low German

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Low German

n.
1. The German dialects of northern Germany. Also called Plattdeutsch.
2. The continental West Germanic languages except High German.

[Translation of German Niederdeutsch : nieder, low (from the lowland terrain of northern Germany) + Deutsch, German.]

Low German

n
(Languages) a language of N Germany, spoken esp in rural areas: more closely related to Dutch than to standard High German. Also called: Plattdeutsch Abbreviation: LG See also German1, High German1

Low′ Ger′man


n.
the West Germanic dialects of N Germany, forming with Dutch a single dialect complex. Abbr.: LG
[1835–45]
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Noun1.Low German - a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
West Germanic, West Germanic language - a branch of the Germanic languages
Old Saxon - Low German prior to 1200
Middle Low German - Low German from 1100 to 1500
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56) The Dutch succeeded in saving their carillons by arguing that they represented the highest expression of Niederdeutsch culture.
Several essays contain quotations in Niederdeutsch, which reinforced localism and demonstrated the meaning and use of language among different social classes and at various levels of education.