Low German
Low Saxon
Plattdütsch, Plattdüütsch, Plattdütsk, Plattdüütsk, Plattduitsk (South-Westphalian), Plattduitsch (Eastphalian), Plattdietsch (Low Prussian); Neddersassisch; Nedderdüütsch German: Plattdeutsch, Niedersächsisch, Niederdeutsch (in a stricter sense)
Dutch: Nedersaksisch and Danish: Plattysk, Nedertysk, Lavtysk (rarely)
Country Northern Germany
Western Germany
Eastern Netherlands
Southern Denmark
Ethnicity Dutch
Germans (including East Frisians);
Historically Saxons
(both the ethnic group and modern regional subgroup of Germans)
Speakers
Estimated 6.7 million
Up to 10 million second-language speakers (2001)
Family
Early Forms
Dialects
Official status
Official
 Germany
 Schleswig-Holstein
 Hamburg
 Lower Saxony
 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
 Brandenburg
 Netherlands
Recognised
 Mexico (100,000)
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