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map shows the regions of the world where Low German is
commonly spoken (red circle).
Low German refers to any German dialect except the standard
or "High German" understood throughout the
entire region of Germany. Modern scholars discern in
a number of Low German tongues, including Old Saxon, Old Low
Franconian, Old Frisian, and the language of the pre-insular
Angles and Jutes. Low German dialects descended from
Low German and Old Low German counterparts, which in turn came
from the West Germanic sub-branch of the Germanic branch
Indo-European languages. Modern Low German is most closely
related to High German, Frisian
and the Anglo-Saxon ancestor of Modern English.
|Daniel M. Short originally created this
map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/.
I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are
copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced
or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.