Germanic Language

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The family of Germanic Languages originated from the tribes that lived in northern Europe during the 1st century BC. Some words have been found in runes from the 3rd century and early Latin texts. The languages are grouped as West, East and North Germanic.

West: English (including Old English etc.), Frisian, Flemish, Dutch, Afrikaans, German, Yiddish

East: Gothic

North: Icelandic, Faerose, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish

Afrikaans is not period as its origins are in the tongue of Dutch settlers in the 17th century.