Old English

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Old English
Ænglisc, Anglisc, Englisc
Region England (except the extreme southwest and northwest), southern and eastern Scotland, and the eastern fringes of modern Wales.
Era mostly developed into Middle English by the 13th century
Language family
Dialects
Writing system Runic, later Latin (Old English alphabet).
Language codes
ISO 639-2 ang
ISO 639-3 ang

The Old English language, often called Anglo-Saxon, was spoken in England from 450AD to 1100AD. It was spoken by the Anglo-Saxons who came to England from what is now Germany and Denmark.

Old English is very different from Modern English; it has many more Germanic words, and its grammar is more difficult and closer to Old German. Old English slowly turned into Middle English after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Beowulf is written in Old English.