Definition of Low German in English:

Low German


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

    Also called Plattdeutsch
    • ‘Low German has a rich history as a language.’
    • ‘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

/ˈlō ˈˌjərmən/