Modern Standard Germanic Languages, Table

Table 14: Modern Standard Germanic Languages

where spoken approximate number use as a
of native speakers second language

English Great Britain, Ireland, United 450,000,000 extreme
States, Canada, Australia,
New Zealand, South Africa
German Germany, Austria, Switzerland 98,000,000 extensive
Netherlandic The Netherlands, Belgium 21,000,000 moderate
(Dutch, (part)
Swedish Sweden, Finland (part) 8,000,000 slight
Afrikaans South Africa (part), Namibia (part) 6,000,000 slight
Danish Denmark 5,000,000 slight
Norwegian Norway 4,000,000 slight
Frisian The Netherlands, Germany 400,000 —
Yiddish various countries 400,000 slight
Icelandic Iceland 260,000 —
Faroese Faroe Islands 44,000 —
The source for the English-, Netherlandic-, and Yiddish-language figures is
B.E. Grimes (ed.), Ethnologue (1992); other figures, except Frisian, are from
various official country sources.

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Universalium. 2010.

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