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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.

WesternEdit

The West Germanic languages include:

NorthernEdit

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

EasternEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Världens 100 största språk 2010" (in sv). Template:WpNationalencyklopedin. 2010. http://www.ne.se/spr%C3%A5k/v%C3%A4rldens-100-st%C3%B6rsta-spr%C3%A5k-2010. Retrieved on 12 February 2014. 
  2. SIL Ethnologue (2006). 95 million speakers of Standard German; 105 million including Middle and Upper German dialects; 120 million including Low Saxon and Yiddish.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Gechattet wird auf Plattdeusch". Noz.de. http://www.noz.de/deutschland-welt/kultur/artikel/10731/gechattet-wird-auch-auf-plattdeutsch. Retrieved on 2014-03-14. 
  4. Saxon, Low Ethnologue.
  5. The Other Languages of Europe: Demographic, Sociolinguistic, and Educational Perspectives by Guus Extra, Durk Gorter; Multilingual Matters, 2001 – 454; page 10.
  6. "Afrikaans". http://www.ethnologue.com/language/afr. 
  7. Dovid Katz. "YIDDISH". YIVO. https://web.archive.org/web/20120322162722/http://yivo.org/downloads/Yiddish.pdf. Retrieved on 20 December 2015. 
  8. "1 Cor. 13:1-12". https://lrc.la.utexas.edu/eieol/gotol/100.