Low Saxon - Low German
Nedersaksisch
Behe Alemaniera - Behe Saxoniera


Low Saxon / Low German

Low Saxon (Low German) is a Germanic language that is the direct descendant of the Old Saxon language. It is the indigenous language of Northern Germany and the eastern parts of the Netherlands. It is also used in communities in Eastern Europe, Siberia, Central Asia and the Americas, especially by Mennonites. The term Low Saxon [Nedersaksisch] is to preferred over Low German. The name goes back to a time when the speakers regarded themselves as being Saxons and their language Saxon. Until recently, the official line was that the Low Saxon dialects of Germany were German ones and that the ones used in the Netherlands were Dutch dialects, and they had a low social status. Official recognition as a regional language was recently granted in Germany, the Netherlands and on the European Community level. Although Low Saxon has a long literary history, there is no standard language and orthography so far, due to official oppression and neglect until now. The resulting dialectal fragmentation in conjunction with a lack of collaboration across the Geman-Netherlands border is a great threat to the survival of the language.

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Nedersaksisch

Dialektalki, Behe Alemanera edo Behe Saxoniera gehiago dira Holanda eta Flandriako mintzaira neerlandiarraren jarraipen linguistikoak, alemanierarenak baino. Hala ere, ez bakarrik Alemania iparraldean; Holandako Ekialdean ere mintzaira bereiztutzat dutenak ere badira, gure informatzailea kasu. Hortaz, Behe Saxoniera da hobetsi behar den hizkuntza izena, Nedersaksisch jatorrizkoan. Plattdüütsch eta antzeko formak ere erabiltzen dira, batik bat Ameriketara joandako menoniten artean (arbasoen mintzairari eutsi dion sekta kristau bat). 12 milioi hiztun inguru izan daitezke. Ezagupen ofiziala irabazten ari da gutxinaka, baina estandarrik ez dago, eta jarraipena ez da batere segurua.



Low German in Germany

In Germany this language it tends to be referred to as Niederdeutsch or Plattdeutsch 'Low German', but these names are unacceptable in reference to the dialects in the Netherlands. Besides, the name Niedersächsisch 'Low Saxon' is also used in German linguistics. The numbers of people with Low Saxon proficiency is estimated to be 10 million in Germany.

Behe Alemaniera Alemanian

Hizkuntza honen eremua Alemaniako iparraldeko kosta guztia hartzen zuen lehen, Errusiarainoko mugaraino, II. Mundu Gerra baino lehenago lurralde alemaniarrak zirenak barne. 10 milioi hiztun izan daitezke gaur egungo Alemanian.


Low German in Germany

Alemanez / German

Behe Saxoniera / Low Saxon

Altmark

Ollmark

Ammersbek

Ammersbek

Aurich

Auerk

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Bardörp

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Bremervöör

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Cell

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Cuxhaben

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Demorst

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Düsseldörp

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Eckernföör

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Elv

Elstorf

Elstorf

Emden

Emden

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Flensborg

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Friechstadt

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Gelsenkiärken

Gladbach

Gläbbeck

Greifswald

Griepswohld

Hamburg

Hamborg

Hannover

Hannover

Heiligenhafen

Hilligenhaven

Hildesheim

Hilmssen

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Holsteen

Hoya

Hay, Hoy

Hunte

Hunt

Itzehoe

Itzho

Kiel

Kiel

Lauenburg

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Leer

Leer

Lübeck

Lübeck

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Minn

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Mölln

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Werser

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Wismar

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Wopperdal



Low Saxon in the Netherlands

The names Niederdeutsch or Plattdeutsch ('Low German') are unacceptable in reference to the dialects in the Netherlands. These are referred to only as Nedersaksisch 'Low Saxon'. The numbers of people with Low Saxon proficiency is estimated to be between 1.5 and 2 million in the Netherlands.

 

 

Behe Saxoniera Holandan

Herrialde honetan ez da Behe Alemaniera terminoa sekula erabiltzen, Behe Saxoniera baizik. 1,5 eta 2 milioi hiztun inguru direla kalkulatzen da. Inguru bertsuan beste gutxiengo hizkuntza bat ere mintzatzen da, Frisiera.


Low Saxon in the Netherlands

Holandesez / Dutch

Behe Saxoniera / Low Saxon

Deventer

Deaventer

Drenthe

Dreante

Enschede

Eanske

Groningen

Grunnen

Oldeberkoop

Berkoop

Overijssel

Oaveriessel

Salland

Sallaand

Steenwijk

Steenwiek

Stellingwerven

Stellingwarven

Ter Idzard

Der Izzerd

Twente

Tweante

Wolvega

Wolvege



Mapak / Maps

Mapak beste leiho batean irekiko zaizkizu.
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Behe Saxonieraren eremu eta dialektoak
Dialects and extension of Low Saxon

Beste hizkuntza mapa bat
Another map with the extension of Low Saxon


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