Low German

Low German is a West Germanic language spoken mainly in northern Germany and the eastern part of the Netherlands. It is also spoken in parts of northern Poland, eastern Denmark, and southern Sweden. Low German is closely related to English and Dutch. It is a Germanic language, but it has been heavily influenced by Dutch. Low German is also known as Plattdeutsch, Nedderdüütsch, or Nedderlaucht. It is the native language of about 5 million people. Most of them live in Germany, but there are also Low German speakers in the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, and Poland. Low German is not an official language, but it is recognized as a regional language in the Netherlands and Germany. It is also one of the 24 official languages of the European Union. Low German is a Germanic language, but it has been heavily influenced by Dutch. This is because Low German was spoken in areas that were ruled by the Dutch for centuries. As a result, many Low German words are similar to Dutch words. For example, the Low German word for 'house' is 'huus', which is similar to the Dutch word 'huis'. Low German has a simple grammar and a small vocabulary. This is because it has been influenced by Dutch, which is a very concise language. Low German is also a very concise language. For example, the Low German phrase 'Ik bün hier' (I am here) is just two words. Low German is a very old language. It is thought to have originated in the 5th century AD. It is the language of the Saxons, who were a Germanic tribe. Low German was also the language of the Hanseatic League, a medieval trade association. Low German has been in decline since the 18th century. This is because it is spoken in rural areas and is not used in education or the media. In addition, many Low German speakers have emigrated to other countries.

Language group

West Germanic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Low German
Low German, Germany, Latin
Low German, Germany
Low German, Latin
Low German, Netherlands