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Thread #22617   Message #3556082
Posted By: GUEST,Lighter
04-Sep-13 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: Origin: High Germany
"Low German" (the dialect) and "Low Germany" (the area) seem not to have been completely congruent.

"Low Germany" frequently (maybe mainly?) referred to the Netherlands where, of course, they spoke Dutch rather than any form of German. Like "High Germany" the phrase seems to have dropped out of non-literary use long ago.