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This map shows the regions of the world where Dutch is commonly spoken (red circles). Modern Dutch descends from Old Dutch, when in turn descends from Low German in the West Germanic group of families. This lineage means Dutch ultimately goes back to the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages. Dutch is similar to the modern languages of Flemish and Afrikaans. It is also somewhat similar to Modern Low German and Frisian.


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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