Germanic languages

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Germanic
Ethnicity: Germanic peoples
Geographic
distribution:
In northern, western and central Europe, Anglo-America, Oceania, southern Africa
Linguistic classification: Indo-European
  • Germanic
Proto-language: Proto-Germanic
Subdivisions:
East Germanic (extinct)
ISO 639-2 and 639-5: gem
Germanic languages.svg
     Countries where a Germanic language is the first language of the majority of the population      Countries where a Germanic language is an official but not primary language
The Germanic languages in Europe      Dutch (Low Franconian, West Germanic)      Low German (West Germanic)      Central German (High German, West Germanic)      Upper German (High German, West Germanic)      Anglic (Anglo-Frisian, West Germanic)      Frisian (Anglo-Frisian, West Germanic)      East Scandinavian      West Scandinavian      Line dividing the North and West Germanic languages.

The Germanic languages are a language family in the Indo-European languages. They came from one language, "Proto-Germanic", and were originally spoken in northern, western and central Europe.

The Germanic languages are separated into the East Germanic languages (these are no longer spoken), the North Germanic languages and the West Germanic languages.

List of Germanic languages[change | change source]

West Germanic languages[change | change source]

North Germanic languages[change | change source]

East Germanic languages[change | change source]

All of them are extinct: