What does Germans mean?

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  1. Germans

    of German

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  1. Germans

    Germans are the citizens or native-born people of Germany; or people of descent to the ethnic and ethnolinguistic group associated with the German language. This connection may be ethnic, historical, ancestral, cultural, legal or residential. The English term Germans has historically referred to the German-speaking population of the Holy Roman Empire since the Late Middle Ages. Legally, Germans are citizens of the Federal Republic of Germany. Of approximately 100 million native speakers of German in the world, roughly 70 million consider themselves Germans. There are an additional 80 million people of German ancestry mainly in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, post-Soviet states, France, Australia, Chile and Italy. Thus, the total number of Germans worldwide lies between 66 and 160 million, depending on the criteria applied. Today, people from countries with a German-speaking majority such as Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg, have developed their own national identity, and since the end of World War II, have not referred to themselves as "Germans" in a modern context.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Germans' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3824

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Germans' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4814

Anagrams for Germans »

  1. engrams

  2. mangers

How to pronounce Germans?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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How to say Germans in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Germans in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Germans in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Germans in a Sentence

  1. Juergen Gansel:

    Germans have earned this money by the sweat of their brow, be it at a desk or at the steelworks here in Riesa ... so that a distant and anti-grassroots government can hand out horns of plenty as if it's the world's social welfare office.

  2. Mark Twain:

    A verb has a hard enough time of it in this world when it is all together. It's downright inhuman to split it up. But that's what those Germans do. They take part of a verb and put it down here, like a stake, and they take the other part of it and put it a way over yonder like another stake, and between these two limits they just shovel in German.

  3. Roderich Kiesewetter:

    Germany wanted this too, but we didn't dare say so for fear of others complaining about 'you rich Germans'.

  4. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    Of course they (the Germans) want to explore the opportunity that tomorrow's meeting, if it goes ahead, may offer.

  5. Mohamad Rabee Sanoufi:

    Now I've got a lot of German friends – I go to their homes and we exchange culture and cook together so I'm getting to know how Germans think, we became like family.

Images & Illustrations of Germans

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