Low Franconian

noun

Definition of Low Franconian 

: the West Germanic language that was used by the Franks inhabiting the region around the lowest part of the Rhine and that survives into modern times as a group of Low German dialects of northwestern Germany and as one of the principal linguistic strains from which Dutch (see Dutch sense 1b) has evolved — compare franconian

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