The official language in Germany is known as Standard German.
The standard German stands somewhere between High German and Middle German.
It is the most commonly spoken there, and it is one of the official and working languages of Germany and the EU.
Low German is majorly spoken in northern Germany.
This language is distinct from Standard German, and it is more closely related to English, Frisian, and Dutch.
The High German and Low German differ in the vocabularies.
High vs Low
sitzen vs sitten
machen vs maken
Apfel vs Appfel
Affe vs Aap
Among Europeans, the Germans speak better English.
Do you know why?
English is by far the most pronounced foreign language in Germany. English is also taught in German schools.
Aside from the foreign languages spoken in Germany, other immigrant languages have found space among the languages spoken in Germany.
The immigrants import their language to Germany, and today you will find such immigrant languages as Turkish, Polish, Balkan languages, Kurdish, and Russian.
German is a variant of Latin.
The German language first sounded like "diutsch", and later in high German, as "deutsch".
The German see their local dialects as a source of linguistic pride.
However, when they are in discussion with a non-native, they switch the language to standard German.