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Plattdeutsch

[plaht-doich] /ˈplɑtˌdɔɪtʃ/
noun
1.
the Low German vernacular dialects spoken in northern Germany.
Also called Low German.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < German: literally, flat (i.e., lowland) German
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Plattdeutsch

/German ˈplatdɔytʃ/
noun
1.
another name for Low German
Word Origin
literally: flat (that is, low) German
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Word Origin and History for Plattdeutsch
Plattdeutsch
"Low German dialect of northern Germany," 1814, from Ger., from Du. platduits, lit. "flat (or low) German," from plat "flat, plain, clear" (see plat) + duits "German" (see Dutch).
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