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  1. Germans

    Germans (German: Deutsche, pronounced [ˈdɔʏtʃə] (listen)) are the natives or inhabitants of Germany, and sometimes more broadly any people who are of German descent or native speakers of the German language. The constitution of Germany defines a German as a German citizen. During the 19th and much of the 20th century, discussions on German identity were dominated by concepts of a common language, culture, descent, and history. Today, the German language is widely seen as the primary, though not exclusive, criterion of German identity. Estimates on the total number of Germans in the world range from 100 to 150 million, and most of them live in Germany.The history of Germans as an ethnic group began with the separation of a distinct Kingdom of Germany from the eastern part of the Frankish Empire under the Ottonian dynasty in the 10th century, forming the core of the Holy Roman Empire. In subsequent centuries the political power and population of this empire grew considerably. It expanded eastwards, and eventually a substantial number of Germans migrated further eastwards into Eastern Europe. The empire itself was politically divided between many small princedoms, cities and bishoprics. Following the Reformation in the 16th century, many of these states found themselves in bitter conflict concerning the rise of Protestantism. The 19th century saw the dismemberment of the Holy Roman Empire and the growth of German nationalism. The kingdom of Prussia incorporated most of the Germans into its German Empire in 1871, while a substantial number of Germans also inhabited the multiethnic kingdom of Austria-Hungary. During this time a large number of Germans emigrated to the New World, particularly to the United States, Canada and Brazil, as well as establishing prominent communities in New Zealand and Australia. The Russian Empire also contained a substantial German population. In the aftermath of World War I, Austria-Hungary and the German Empire were partitioned, resulting in many Germans becoming ethnic minorities in newly established countries. In the chaotic years that followed, Adolf Hitler became the dictator of Nazi Germany and embarked on a genocidal campaign to unify all Germans under his leadership. This endeavour resulted in World War II and the Holocaust. In the aftermath of Germany's defeat in the war, the country was occupied and partitioned. Millions of Germans were expelled from Eastern Europe. In 1990, the states of West and East Germany were reunified. In modern times, remembrance of the Holocaust has become an integral part of German identity (Erinnerungskulturcode: deu promoted to code: de ). Owing to their long history of political fragmentation, the Germans are culturally diverse and often have strong regional identities. The arts and sciences are an integral part of German culture, and the Germans have produced a large number of prominent personalities in a number of disciplines.

Webster Dictionary

  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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    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. mangers

  2. engrams

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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. Kimberly Morgan:

    Petry has really mobilized a lot Germans with her stance on asylum for refugees.

  2. Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    There's no drawing a line under the history, we can see that in the Greece debate and in other European countries. We Germans have a special responsibility to be alert, sensitive and aware of what we did during the Nazi era and about lasting damage caused in other countries. I've got tremendous sympathy for that.

  3. Marco Bueter:

    If you go into the kitchen between operations to have a coffee you always, always, hear someone speaking high German, if the Germans weren't there, there would be a big, big problem for the Swiss health system.

  4. Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron:

    For the French, this means we must carry out reforms that break old habits once and for all. It also means the Germans will have to break taboos, if the member states are not ready for any form of financial transfer in the monetary union, as is the case today, then you can forget the euro and the euro zone.

  5. Roger Arnold:

    Why do the Germans even concern themselves with electrolytic hydrogen, which I believe isthe method they expect to use to make the hydrogen for the new trains? There are multiple issues, but I think the bottom line is that they are anticipating a day when their grid will be powered totally by renewables and will be 100 percentcarbon-free. Then their electrolytic hydrogen will also be 100 percent carbon-free and ‘renewable,’ but they have a long way to go to get there.

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