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Oxford dictionary definition of the word German:
1a native or inhabitant of Germany, or a person of German descent.
2 [mass noun] a West Germanic language used in Germany, Austria, and parts of Switzerland, and by communities in the US and elsewhere. It is spoken by some 100 million people. See also High German, Low German.
relating to Germany, its people, or their language.
from Latin Germanus, used to designate related peoples of central and northern Europe, a name perhaps given by Celts to their neighbours; compare with Old Irish gair ‘neighbour’