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[mass noun] A subdivision of the Germanic group of languages, comprising the Scandinavian languages.
Relating to North Germanic.
- ‘Today, Germanic languages and peoples fall into two groups: North Germanic, alias Scandinavian (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faeroese), and West Germanic (German, English, and Frisian).’
- ‘Swedish is a North Germanic language, related to Norwegian, Danish, and German.’
- ‘Danish is a North Germanic language closely related to Norwegian and Swedish, and is also related to the West Germanic languages, including German and English.’
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