see also High German
the West Germanic
languages, except for High German, of the Germanic branch of Indo-European
by Old Low Franconian
, Old Saxon
, Old Frisian
, and Old English, and their later stages
, including Dutch, Plattdeutsch, English, and Frisian
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Word origin of 'Low German'
calque of Ger niederdeutsch
): so named because orig. spoken chiefly in the Ger lowlands