German (Deutsch) is a West Germanic language (closely related to English and Dutch) of Indo-European language family.
Standard German (Standard Hochdeutsch) originated not as a traditional dialect of a specific region, but as a written language. It is based on the language Martin Luther used in his translation of the Bible (ie. the language used in Upper Saxony and Thuringia in in the 16th century).
German is one of the world's major languages.
It is one of the official languages of the European...