The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European languages spoken natively by about 515 million people throughout Europe, North America, Oceania, and Southern Africa.


The West Germanic languages include:


The main North Germanic languages, which have a combined total of about 20 million speakers, are:


The East Germanic languagesch, all of which are now extinct, included:


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