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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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British Dictionary definitions for Plattdeutsch

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

"Low German dialect of northern Germany," 1814, from German, from Dutch platduits, literally "flat (or low) German," from plat "flat, plain, clear" + duits "German" (see Dutch). In contrast to the speech of the upland parts of Germany.

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