West Low German

Group of Low German dialects spoken in parts of the Netherlands, northwestern Germany and southern Denmark
(Redirected from Dutch Low Saxon)


West Low German, also known as Low Saxon (German: Westniederdeutsch, literally West Low German, or Niedersächsisch (in a stricter sense), literally: Low Saxon, Nether-Saxon; Low German: Nedersassisch, Nedersaksies; Dutch: Nedersaksisch) is a variant of Low German (also Low Saxon; German: Plattdeutsch, Niederdeutsch, Dutch: Nederduits) dialects spoken in parts of the Netherlands, northwestern Germany and southern Denmark (in North Schleswig).

West Low German
German: Westniederdeutsch
Native toGermany, Netherlands, Southern Denmark
Language codes
ISO 639-2nds for Low German
ISO 639-3Variously:
wep – Westphalian
nds – (partial)
frs – Eastern Frisian
gos – Gronings
stl – Stellingwerfs
drt – Drents
twd – Twents
act – Achterhoeks
sdz – Sallands
vel – Veluws
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West Low German area in yellow. This area is also called Low Saxon.

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