East Germanic language

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Noun1.East Germanic language - an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
Germanic, Germanic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages; members that are spoken currently fall into two major groups: Scandinavian and West Germanic
Gothic - extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths; the only surviving record being fragments of a 4th-century translation of the Bible by Bishop Ulfilas
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East Germanic languages show no trace of the change, which argues strongly against its common Proto-Germanic origin.