The History Of The English Language

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English is spoken by 750 million people in the world as one of the official languages of the country, a second language, or mixed with other languages (such as pidgin and creole). English is the (or a) the official language in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, but the United States has no official language.

The history of the English language stems from the birth of the island of Great Britain in the approximately 1,500 years ago. English is a West Germanic language that originated from the dialects of the Anglo-Frisian islands were brought to Britain by Germanic immigrants from some parts of the northwest of what is now the Netherlands and Germany. Initially, Old English was a dialect group that reflects the diverse origins of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England. One of these dialects, eventually came to dominate the West Saxons. Then the original Old English language was then influenced by two waves of invasion.

The first wave of the invasion is the invasion of the speakers of the Scandinavian branch of the family of the German language. They conquered and colonized parts of Britain in the 8th century and 9th.

Then this is the second wave of the invasion of the Norman tribes in the 11th century that bertuturkan a dialect of the French language. Both of these invasions resulted in the English "mixed" to some degree (although it never became a mixture of literal language).

Living together with members of the Scandinavian nationalities finally created
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