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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, Yiddish, Luxembourgish, and Scots, which are closely related to Dutch, German and English respectively.
- Originally between the Rhine, Alps, Elbe, and North Sea; today worldwide
- North Sea Germanic – English, Scots, Yola, West, North and Saterland Frisian, Low German, Weser-Rhine Germanic – High German (Central German), Dutch, Luxembourgish, Hunsrik, Afrikaans, Elbe Germanic – High German (Upper German), Yiddish
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
West Germanic languages A Anglo-Frisian languages C Casuari Central Franconian languages E Elbe Germanic F Franconian (linguistics) Frankish language H High German languages I Ingvaeonic nasal spirant law L List of West Germanic languages Low German M Meuse-Rhenish N North Sea Germanic O Oaths of Strasbourg Old Dutch R Ripuarian language S
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