Definition of Sonderweg in English:

Sonderweg

noun

  • A distinct course of development or action followed by a particular nation or people (originally and chiefly with reference to Germany and German-speaking peoples).

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Central European History. From German Sonderweg (typically figuratively) separate way, path, or route from sonder- separate, special + Weg.

Pronunciation

Sonderweg

/ˈzɒndəvɛɡ/