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Within the modern communities of the Belgian and Dutch provinces of Limburg, intermediate idiolects are also very common, which combine standard Dutch with the accent and some grammatical and pronunciation tendencies derived from Limburgish.This "Limburgish Dutch" is confusingly also often referred to simply as "Limburgish", although in Belgium such intermediate idiolects tend to be called "tussentaal" ("in-between language"), no matter the exact dialect/language with which standard Dutch is combined.Being a variety of Franconian descent, Limburgish can today be considered as a regional language overarched by two succeeding Dachsprachen, which are Dutch in Belgium and the Netherlands and German in Germany.

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In the area around the old Duchy of Limburg the main language today is French, but there is also a particular Limburgish (or Limburgish like, depending on definitions) language which is sometimes referred to as "Low Dietsch dialects".

People from Limburg usually call their language Plat, the same as Low German speakers do.

In some parts of this area it is generally used as the colloquial language in daily speech.

It shares many characteristics with both German and Dutch and is often considered as a variant of one of these languages (see also Dachsprache).

), which was the capital of the Duchy of Limburg during the Middle Ages.

More directly it is derived from the more modern name of the Province of Limburg (1815–39) in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which has been split today into a Belgian Limburg and a Dutch Limburg.In the past, all Limburgish dialects were therefore sometimes seen as West Central German, part of High German.This difference is caused by a difference in definition: the latter stance defines a High German variety as one that has taken part in any of the first three phases of the High German consonant shift.The general Dutch term for the language of ordinary people in former ages was Dietsch or Duutsch, as it still exists in the term Low Dietsch (Plattdütsch).This term is originally derived from Proto-Germanic "þiudiskaz", meaning "of the people" (this word has also been preserved in the Italian word for German, which is "Tedesco", and the English word "Dutch").At the same time, the southeastern portion became part of the Kingdom of Prussia, and was subject to High German language domination.

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