Introduction to the German Language

The German Language is called in German as “Deutsch”, which is one of the major languages of the world and is the second most widely spoken native language in the European Union.

The most important facts about German as follows:

Family: West Germanic group, Indo-European language (with English and other)

Official Languages: 7 European Countries

Germany, Austria, Switzerland (one of the three official languages), Luxembourg, Liechtenstein, Belgium (Eastern Belgium), and Italy (South Tyrol)

Native Language: More than 130 million speakers worldwide speak German – mother tongue or second language

Word Collections: 23 million words (approximately claimed by Duden)