Low Saxon

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Low Saxon

  1. A group of related dialects of Low German, spoken in northern Germany and parts of the Netherlands, formerly also in Denmark.

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In English texts, including Wiktionary, "Low Saxon" is often used as a synonym for Low German. This can, however, be offensive to speakers of non-Low Saxon dialects of Low German, and Low German-speakers themselves differentiate strictly between Noordneddersassisch (the Low Saxon group of dialects) and Nedderdüütsch (the Low German language). The Low Saxon area classically only includes the northeastern Netherlands, Lower Saxony and most parts of Schleswig-Holstein.

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