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A subdivision of the Germanic languages that includes High German, Low German, Yiddish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Flemish, Frisian, and English.
(Languages) a subbranch of the Germanic languages that consists of English, Frisian, Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Low German, German, Yiddish, and their associated dialects
the branch of Germanic that includes English, Frisian, Dutch, and German. Abbr.: WGmc
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|Noun||1.||West Germanic - a 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
English, English language - an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the commonwealth countries
German language, High German, German - the standard German language; developed historically from West Germanic
Dutch - the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
Frisian - a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands; a near relative of English