Meaning of Low German in English:

Low German


mass noun
  • A vernacular language spoken in much of northern Germany, more closely related to Dutch than to standard German.

    Also called Plattdeutsch

    ‘He noted that all the speakers of Low German he had interviewed for his study all were age 60 or older.’
    • ‘Modern Low German is most closely related to High German, Frisian and the Anglo-Saxon ancestor of Modern English.’
    • ‘As mentioned before Low German is used in the region north of Benrath line.’
    • ‘Low German has a rich history as a language.’