The Germanic Languages are a branch stock of the Indo-European Languages. This stock itself branches out as shown below.

                  +----Burgundian 
                  |                   +----East 
                  |                   |
          East----+----Gothic---------+----West 
           |      |                   |
           |      |                   +----Gepid 
           |      +----Lombardic 
           |      | 
           |      +----Vandalic 
           |
           |      +----Frankish: mutated to French 
           |      |
           |      |                   +----English
           |      |                   |(Old, Middle, New) 
           |      |                   |
           |      |                   |                   +----East 
           |      +----Ingaevonic-----+                   |
           |      |                   +----Frisian--------+----West 
           |      |                   |(Old, Middle, New) |
           |      |                   |                   +----North 
          West----+                   |
           |      |                   |                   +----Low Saxon---------Middle Low German----New Low German   
           |      |                   +----Low German-----+ 
           |      |                    (Old, Middle, New) |                                      +----Dutch-Flemish
 Germanic--+      |                                       +----Low Franconian----Middle Dutch----+ 
           |      |                                                                              +----Afrikaans
           |      |                   +----Alemannic
           |      |                   | 
           |      |                   +----Franconian
           |      +----High German----+
           |       (Old, Middle, New) +----Swabian
           |                          |
           |                          +----Yiddish 
           |      
           |                          +----Danish 
           |                          |  (Old, New)
           |                          |
           |      +----East-----------+----Swedish
           |      |                   |  (Old, New)
           |      |                   |
           |      |                   +----Gutnish
         North----+                    
                  |                   +----Faroese
                  |                   | 
                  |                   +----Icelandic
                  +----West-----------+                 +----Nynorsk
                                      +----Norwegian----+ 
                                      |                 +----Bokmal 
                                      +----Norn 
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