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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information. These images are not public domain.