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- Afrikaans language : West-Germanic language descended from and still closely related to Dutch; spoken by many people in South Africa and Namibia.
- Austria : Federal republic in central Europe (population c. 8.2 million; capital Vienna), bordered to the north by Germany and the Czech Republic; to the south by Italy and Slovenia; to the west by Switzerland and Liechtenstein; and to the east by Hungary and Slovakia.
- French language : A Romance language spoken in northwestern Europe (mainly in France, Belgium, Switzerland), in Canada and in many other countries.
- Frisian language : West-Germanic language spoken in the Dutch province of Friesland (Fris. Fryslân) and in a few small areas in northern Germany.
- German (disambiguation) : Add brief definition or description
- German language : A West-Germanic language, the official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein, one of several official languages in Switzerland and Belgium, and also spoken in Italy and Denmark.
- Germany : Federal republic in central Europe (population c. 82.4 million; capital Berlin), with the North Sea, Denmark and the Baltic Sea to the north; Poland and the Czech Republic to the east; Switzerland and Austria to the south; and France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west; founding member of the European Union.
- Middle High German : Period in the history of the German language between 1100 and 1400, which is preceded by Old High German and followed by Early New High German.
- Old Saxon : The common name given to the earliest stage of historical development of those German dialects spoken by Germanic tribes belonging to the Saxon federation, and which did not participate in the Second or High German Consonant Shift.
- Second Consonant Shift : A sound change that took place in around AD 500 and which affected the southern or High German dialects. In these dialects initial, medial, and final West-Germanic */p, t, k/ shifted to fricatives and affricates.