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Language: Classification, History and Demographics

Plautdietsch is classified, by, as:

Indo-European:Germanic:West Germanic:Low Saxon-Low Franconian:Low Saxon:Plautdietsch.

Relevant resources can be examined by clicking on the following links:

1. An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,912 known living languages. Demographic information on Plautdietsch speakers throughout the world

2. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article contains information about the influances of other languages, spelling, phonetics, grammer and so on.

3. Plautdietsch, an essay by Edward Hildebrand published in the Mennonite Historical Society of BC Newsletter Vol. 11 No. 3 is in part a book review of The Story of Low German & Plautdietsch by Reuben Epp.

4. The Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online provides historical information on the origen and development of Plautdietsch, especially on the role and influence of Dutch and other Low Franconian languages.