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This map shows the regions of the world where Swedish is commonly spoken (red circle). Swedish is closely related to Danish, and it descends from the North Germanic sub-branch of the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages. Swedish is a bit more distantly related to those modern languages that descended from Old Norse (Icelandic, Norwegian, 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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