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Extinct: no
Family: Indo European
Branch: Germanic - West Germanic
Continent: Europe
Country: Germany
Region: Also spoken in 40 other countries including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan.
Countries Where Spoken: 75,300,000 in Germany (1990). Population total all countries 100,000,000 first language speakers (1999 WA); 128,000,000 including second language speakers (1999 WA). Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland.
Countries Where Official: Germany
Native Speakers: 75,300,000
Speakers Total: 100,000,000
Phrasebase members who speak 0 at a native level: 0
Phrasebase members who speak 0 at a conversational level: 0
Phrasebase members primary language they are trying to learn is 0: 0
Phrasebase members secondary language they are trying to learn is 0: 0
Three Letter Code: GER
Summary: Major related language areas are Bavarian, Schwäbisch, Allemannisch, Mainfränkisch, Hessisch, Palatinian, Rheinfränkisch, Westfälisch, Saxonian, Thuringian, Brandenburgisch, and Low Saxon. Many varieties are not inherently intelligible with each other. Our present treatment in this edition is incomplete. Standard German is one High-German variety, which developed from the chancery of Saxony, gaining acceptance as the written standard in the 16th and 17th centuries. High-German refers to dialects and languages in the upper Rhine region. 60% lexical similarity with English, 29% with French. National language. Dictionary. Grammar. Poetry, newspapers, radio programs, films, TV, videos. Christian. Bible 1466-1982.

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