Old Low FranconianOld Low Franconian
the West Germanic language of the Franks of the lower Rhine before c. 1100, the ancestor of Dutch and Flemish
also called Old Low Frankish
Old Low Franconian
The Frankish dialects of the lower Rhine valley in the tenth and eleventh centuries that are ancestral to Dutch.
- The West Germanic language that is the ancestor of modern Dutch and its varieties.
- The above, including also the ancestors of the languages of the eastern Netherlands (Limburgish) and the Low Franconian varieties spoken in Germany. (In this view, the ancestor of Dutch is considered to be Old West Low Franconian)