Germanic Languages

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Last updated: November 26, 2019
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Native Speakers
North Germanic
10 million
Swedish
6 million
Danish
4.32 million
Norwegian
314,000
Icelandic
72,000
Faroese
2,000
Elfdalian
extinct
Norn
extinct
Greenlandic Norse
Native Speakers
West Germanic
360-400 million
English
95 million
German
24 million
Dutch
6.9 million
Afrikaans
6.7 million
Low German
1.5 million
Yiddish
1.2 million
Scots
500,000
Frisian
390,000
Luxembourgish
extinct
Langobardic
 
East Germanic
extinct
Burgundian
extinct
Gothic
extinct
Vandalic
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Level 79
Nov 27, 2019
Why not Anglo-Saxon (aka Old English)? It's at least as different from English as Low German is from German.
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Level 51
Dec 9, 2019
For the same reason I didn't include old Norse or Frankish. Because they evolved into modern languages and Old English developed into English and Scots, while Low German and German are separate.