Where is German spoken?

Wo wird Deutsch gesprochen?

German has about 360,000,000 million native speakers worldwide.

While it is an official language of six European countries, because of German immigration, it also spoken by a substantial, though dwindling number communities in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa and Australia. In certain municipalities of Brazil, German dialects are co-official along with Portuguese.

Historically there have been a multitude of popular German dialects, including Yiddish, which is considered the Jewish dialect, and Pomeranian, a mixture with Polish. In recent times however, they have been giving way due to mass media and cultural assimilation by immigrant host countries.

Countries where German is spoken

Länder, in denen Deutsch gesprochen wird

Provinces that speak German

Provinzen, in denen Deutsch gesprochen wird

Transnational organizations where German is an official language

transnationale Organisationen, in denen Deutsch eine offizielle Sprache ist

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