Germanic languages facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsGermanic
|Principally northern, western and central Europe, the Americas (Anglo-America, Caribbean Netherlands and Suriname), Southern Africa and Oceania|
East Germanic (extinct)
|ISO 639-2 and 639-5:||gem|
World map showing countries where a Germanic language is the primary or official language
Countries where (a) Germanic language(s) is/are the first language(s) of the majority of the population Countries or regions where (a) Germanic language(s) is/are (an) official but not primary language(s)Countries or regions where (a) Germanic language(s) is/are (an) unofficial but recognised/used in some areas of life/spoken among a local minority
The Germanic languages are a branch of 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 (all extinct), the North Germanic languages and the West Germanic languages.
List of Germanic languages
West Germanic languages
North Germanic languages
East Germanic languages
All of the following are extinct:
- Gothic (with texts)
- Crimean Gothic
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