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West Low German
Spoken in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark
Total speakers 10,000,000 (Estimation)
Language family Indo-European
Language codes
ISO 639-1 None
ISO 639-2 nds
ISO 639-3 nds

West Low German (also known as Low Saxon, or Plattdeutsch in German) is a group of Low German dialects spoken in the Northwest German states of Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia (the Westphalian part), Bremen, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and Saxony-Anhalt (western areas), in the northeast of the Netherlands and by a minority in the southernmost part of Denmark. Together with East Low German it forms Low German.


List of dialects


In Germany

In the Netherlands

The Dutch Low Saxon varieties, which are also defined as Dutch dialects, consist of:

In Denmark


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