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German language

NameGerman
Nativename 
FamilycolorIndo-European
Pronunciation-deˈdɔʏtʃ
StatesPrimarily in German-speaking Europe, as a minority language and amongst the German diaspora worldwide
SpeakersNative speakers:
ca. 90 - 98 million
Non-native speakers:
ca. 80 million
Fam1Indo-European
Fam2Germanic
Fam3West Germanic
Fam4High German
ScriptLatin alphabet (German variant)
Nation 
(official and working language) ---- Germany
Austria
Switzerland
Liechtenstein
Italy
(South Tyrol)
Luxembourg
Belgium
MinorityCzech Republic
Denmark
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Namibia (National language; official language 1984 90)
Poland (Auxiliary language in 28 municipalities in Opole Voivodeship and 1 in Silesian Voivodeship)
Romania
Russia
Slovakia (Official municipal language of Krahule/Blaufuß)
Vatican City (Administrative and commanding language of the Swiss Guard)
AgencyNo official regulation
(German orthography regulated by the Council for German Orthography (Rat für deutsche Rechtschreibung)).
Iso1de
Iso2bger
Iso2tdeu
Lc1deu|ld1=New High German
Lc2gmh|ld2=Middle High German
Lc3goh|ld3=Old High German
Lc4gct|ld4=Alemán Coloniero
Lc5bar|ld5=Austro-Bavarian
Lc6cim|ld6=Cimbrian
Lc7geh|ld7=Hutterite German
Lc8ksh|ld8=Kölsch|ll8=Kölsch dialect
Lc9nds|ld9=Low German
Lc10sli|ld10=Lower Silesian|ll10=Lower Silesian language
Lc11ltz|ld11=Luxembourgish|ll11=Luxembourgish language
Lc12vmf|ld12=Main-Franconian
Lc13mhn|ld13=Mócheno
Lc14pfl|ld14=Palatinate German
Lc15pdc|ld15=Pennsylvania German|ll15=Pennsylvania German language
Lc16pdt|ld16=Plautdietsch
Lc17swg|ld17=Swabian German
Lc18gsw|ld18=Swiss German
Lc19uln|ld19=Unserdeutsch
Lc20sxu|ld20=Upper Saxon
Lc21wae|ld21=Walser German
Lc22wep|ld22=Westphalian|ll22=Westphalian language
Lingua52-AC (Continental West Germanic) > 52-ACB (Deutsch & Dutch) >
52-ACB-d (Central German incl. 52-ACB dl & -dm Standard/Generalised High German) + 52-ACB-e & -f (Upper German & Swiss German) + 52-ACB-g (Yiddish) + 52-ACB-h (émigré German varieties incl.
52-ACB-hc Hutterite German & 52-ACB-he Pennsylvania German etc.) + 52-ACB-i (Yenish); totalling 285 varieties: 52-ACB-daa to 52-ACB-i
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German ( -deˈdɔʏtʃde-Deutsch is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 - 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union.


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