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This map shows
the regions of the world where Gothic was commonly spoken
(red circle). Gothic descended from the East Germanic sub-branch
of the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages. Goths
into Europe during the waning days of the Roman Empire. The
Gothic tribes were largely absorbed into the populations
them. No close relatives of the Gothic language survive in
the modern world. Slightly more distant relatives would
from the West Germanic family of languages (Dutch,
German, High German,
and Yiddish) or those from
the North Germanic family of languages (Icelandic,
Swedish, and Danish).
|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.