The West Germanic languages include:
- English, with 360–400 million native speakers.
- German, with over 100 million native speakers.
- Dutch, with 23 million native speakers.
- Afrikaans, an offshoot of Dutch, with over 7.1 million native speakers.
- Yiddish, once used by approximately 13 million Jews in pre-World War II Europe.
- Scots, both with 1.5 million native speakers.
- Limburgish varieties with roughly 1.3 million speakers along the Dutch–Belgian–German border.
- Wikipedia: Frisian languages with over 0.5 million native speakers in the Netherlands and Germany.
The main North Germanic languages, which have a combined total of about 20 million speakers, are:
The East Germanic languages, all of which are now extinct, included:
- Crimean Gothic, spoken until the late 18th century in some isolated areas of Crimea.
- ↑ "Världens 100 största språk 2010" (in sv). Template:WpNationalencyklopedin. 2010. http://www.ne.se/spr%C3%A5k/v%C3%A4rldens-100-st%C3%B6rsta-spr%C3%A5k-2010. Retrieved on 12 February 2014.
- ↑ SIL Ethnologue (2006). 95 million speakers of Standard German; 105 million including Middle and Upper German dialects; 120 million including Low Saxon and Yiddish.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "Gechattet wird auf Plattdeusch". Noz.de. http://www.noz.de/deutschland-welt/kultur/artikel/10731/gechattet-wird-auch-auf-plattdeutsch. Retrieved on 2014-03-14.
- ↑ Saxon, Low Ethnologue.
- ↑ The Other Languages of Europe: Demographic, Sociolinguistic, and Educational Perspectives by Guus Extra, Durk Gorter; Multilingual Matters, 2001 – 454; page 10.
- ↑ "Afrikaans". http://www.ethnologue.com/language/afr.
- ↑ Dovid Katz. "YIDDISH". YIVO. https://web.archive.org/web/20120322162722/http://yivo.org/downloads/Yiddish.pdf. Retrieved on 20 December 2015.
- ↑ "1 Cor. 13:1-12". https://lrc.la.utexas.edu/eieol/gotol/100.
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