1. A native or inhabitant of Germany.
2. The standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic; Also called: High German, German language.
of same parents; of one's parent's brother or sister. cousin-german, first cousin.
Native to or an inhabitant of Germany and their descendants, as well as their culture and language. In eastern Germany the Sorbs comprise a minority population who, in addition to German, speak a Slavic language. The Austrians and Swiss Germans speak German, although they are ethnically distinct. German-speaking minorities are found in France (Alsace-Lorraine), Romania (Transylvania), Czech Republic, Siberian Russia, Central Asia, Poland, Italy (Tyrol), and in areas that once belonged to the German Empire abroad.