The autochthonous minorities of Germany and the Low German regional language
Autochthonous” means “sprung from the land itself”. Danes, Frisians, and Sorbs or Wends have their own “settlement regions”. These are historically established regions of origin where their cultures and languages are protected and promoted. For the German Sinti and Roma, this region is the whole of Germany. Low German enjoys protection as a regional language in the eight northern federal German states. Of course, members of the minorities also live outside the settlement regions as they live their individual lives.
The exhibition segments and related media stations of “What do you mean – ‘minority’?” offer more than 150 thematic approaches to the history and contemporary lives of our diverse groups. You can form your first (visual) impressions of this diversity via the eight tiles.