people of German descent (or citizens of Germany)
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Germans (German: Deutsche) are the people of Germany. Descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren) of Germans in other countries are often called "ethnic Germans".[1][2] There are many ethnic Germans in Belgium, Denmark, Russia, Poland and France, but also in countries such as the United States, Brazil, and Canada. In total, there are about 100 million Germans in the world. Germans speak the German language (Hochdeutsch = Standard German) and dialects such as Low German and Upper German. Most people in Switzerland and Austria are native speakers of the German language.


  1. "Definition of German by Merriam-Webster". Retrieved 25 November 2020.
  2. "German". Oxford Dictionary of English. Oxford University Press. 2010. p. 733. ISBN 978-0199571123.