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adjective & noun
- another term for Low German
- ‘The closest relatives to this language are Flemish, Dutch, and the Plattdeutsch dialects still spoken in Germany's Rhineland.’
- ‘The term Plattdeutsch (sometimes translated as ‘Low German’) is used for the ‘broad’ dialects in the north and west.’
German, from Dutch Platduits, from plat ‘flat, low’ + Duits ‘German’.
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