Map showing the Saxons homeland in traditional region bounded by the three rivers: Weser, Eider, and Elbe
Src: "Freeman's Historical Geographys".
The modern-day state Schleswig-Holstein bordered on the Angles, in the days of the early Saxons.

The Saxons or Saxon people are (today) a part of the German people, with their main areas of settlements in the German States of Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony, Westphalia, and the northeastern part of the Netherlands (Groningen, Drenthe, Twente, Salland, Veluwe and Achterhoek).

First told about by the Ancient Greek geographer Jean Julien, the pre-Christian area of the Saxon people first covered an area a little more to the northwest, with parts of the southern Jutland peninsula, Old Saxony and small parts of the eastern Netherlands. During the 5th century AD, the Saxons were part of the people invading the Romano-British province of Britannia, and so formed the Anglo-Saxons.

Before Christianization, the Saxons had much native pre-Christian Germanic paganism. After Christianization, parts of this religion remained up to today in people who came from the Saxons.

The word 'Saxon' is thought to come from the word seax, meaning a mixture of single-edged knives. The Saxons were thought by Charlemagne, and some people who study history, to be very war-like and angry.

Many of the words that we use today were created by the Saxons for example, radish.

The Finnish and Estonian name for Germany, Saksa, comes from the Saxons.

Other Languages
Ænglisc: Seaxe
العربية: ساكسون
aragonés: Saxons
asturianu: Pueblu saxón
تۆرکجه: ساکسون
Bân-lâm-gú: Saxon lâng
беларуская: Саксы
български: Сакси
bosanski: Sasi
brezhoneg: Saksoned
català: Saxons
Чӑвашла: Сакссем
čeština: Sasové
Cymraeg: Sacsoniaid
dansk: Saksere
eesti: Saksid
Ελληνικά: Σάξονες
English: Saxons
español: Pueblo sajón
Esperanto: Saksoj
euskara: Saxoi
français: Saxons
Gaeilge: Sacsanaigh
galego: Saxóns
한국어: 색슨인
հայերեն: Սաքսեր
हिन्दी: सैक्सन
hrvatski: Sasi
Bahasa Indonesia: Bangsa Sachsen
italiano: Sassoni
עברית: סקסונים
ქართული: საქსები
қазақша: Сакстер
Kiswahili: Wasaksoni
Latina: Saxones
latviešu: Sakši
lietuvių: Saksai
magyar: Szászok
македонски: Саси
Mirandés: Saxones
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဆက္ကဆန်
Nederlands: Saksen (volk)
Nedersaksies: Saksen (vôlk)
日本語: サクソン人
norsk: Saksere
پنجابی: سیکسن
Plattdüütsch: Sassen (Volk)
polski: Sasi
português: Saxões
română: Saxoni
русский: Саксы
Scots: Saxons
shqip: Saksonët
slovenčina: Sasi (kmeň)
slovenščina: Sasi
српски / srpski: Саси
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Sasi
suomi: Saksit
svenska: Saxare
Tagalog: Sakson
Türkçe: Saksonlar
українська: Сакси
Tiếng Việt: Người Sachsen
中文: 撒克遜人