The West Germanic languages include the three most widely spoken Germanic languages: English with around 360–400 million native speakers, German with over 100 million native speakers and Dutch with 23 million native speakers.
Other major West Germanic languages are Afrikaans, an offshoot of Dutch; Low German; Yiddish and Limburgish.
All Germanic languages are thought to be descended from a hypothetical Proto-Germanic language. These probably took place during the Pre-Roman Iron Age of Northern Europe from c. 500 BC. Proto-Germanic itself was likely spoken after c. 500 BC.
The Germanic languages is closely connected with the development of Western civilization.
Nordic-Baltic Translation agency Baltic Media is a leading provider of digital translation services in Northern Europe specializing in Northern European (incl. Nordic (Scandinavian), Baltic, Slavic, West Germanic) languages mostly in translation services from/into
As an ISO certified Scandinavian-Baltic language service provider, translation agency Baltic Media offers human translation services for corporate, public and individual clients.
The main offices of the translation agency are in Stockholm (Sweden) and Riga (Latvia).