General Information
Native name:Deutsch
Writing system:Latin
(German Alphabet)
Language family:Indo-European
West Germanic
ISO 639-1:de
First language:90-95 million
Second language:10-15 million
Foreign language:75-100 million
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German is a West Germanic language.

Geographic DistributionEdit

Official Language inEdit

  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil (9 municipalities)
  • Germany
  • Italy (South Tyrol)
  • Liechtenstein
  • Luxembourg
  • Poland (31 communes)
  • Switzerland

Recognized minority language in: Edit

  • Brazil
    • Espírito Santo
  • Bosnia and Herzeovina
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Hungary
  • Italy
    • Friuli-Venezia Giulia
    • Piedmont
    • Trentino
    • Valle d'Aosta
  • Kazakhstan
  • Namibia
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Russia
    • Azov German National District
  • Slovakia
  • Ukraine

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