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This map shows the regions of the world where Danish is commonly spoken (red circles). Danish comes from the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages and the subbranch of North Germanic languages. Danish is most closely related to modern Swedish. Both Danish and Swedish share many similarities with Old Norse and the three modern languages descended from Old Norse: Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese.


Daniel M. Short originally created this map and the other Indo-European language charts for his website at http://www.danshort.com/. I reproduce these images here with the author's permission, but they are copyrighted by Daniel Short as of 2002. These charts should not be reproduced or reused without Mr. Short's approval. You may contact him at danshort@gte.net for more information. These images are not public domain.

 

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