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North Germanic

Line breaks: North Ger|man¦ic

Definition of North Germanic in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A subdivision of the Germanic group of languages, comprising the Scandinavian languages.

adjective

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Relating to North Germanic.
Example sentences
  • Danish is a North Germanic language closely related to Norwegian and Swedish, and is also related to the West Germanic languages, including German and English.
  • Swedish is a North Germanic language, related to Norwegian, Danish, and German.
  • Today, Germanic languages and peoples fall into two groups: North Germanic, alias Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese), and West Germanic (German, English, and Frisian).

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