English is by far the most-spoken West Germanic language, with more than 1 billion speakers worldwide. Within Europe, the three most prevalent West Germanic languages are English, German, and Dutch. Frisian, spoken by about 450,000 people, constitutes a fourth distinct variety of West Germanic. The language family also includes Afrikaans ...
The West Germanic Languages are a branch of Germanic languages first spoken in Central Europe and the British Isles. The branch has three parts: the North Sea Germanic languages, the Weser-Rhine Germanic languages, and the Elbe Germanic languages. The most spoken languages in the branch are English, German, and Dutch.
The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people [nb 1] mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania and Southern Africa. The most widely spoken Germanic language, English, is also the world's most widely spoken language with an estimated 2 billion speakers.
West Germanic languages They all descend from Proto-Germanic, and ultimately from Proto-Indo-European . South Germanic languages, an attempt to classify some of the West Germanic languages into a separate group, is rejected by the overwhelming majority of scholars. † denotes extinct languages. Contents 1 West Germanic 1.1 Continental West Germanic
For a list of words relating to West Germanic languages, see the West Germanic languages category of words in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Library cataloging. and classification. main topic. West Germanic. Dewey Decimal. 42/43. Universal Decimal. 811.111/.112.
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Silesian (now mostly spoken by the German minority in Upper Silesia) High Prussian (nearly extinct) West Central German Central Franconian Ripuarian Moselle Franconian dialects, including Luxembourgish Hunsrik language (from the Hunsrückisch dialect) Rhine Franconian Palatine, including Lorraine Franconian (France)
Main article: Bernese German. Bernese German, ( Standard German: Berndeutsch, Alemannic German: Bärndütsch) is a sub dialect of High Alemannic German which is spoken by Old Order Amish in Adams County, Indiana, and their daughter settlements. There are several thousand speakers of the dialect in the US.