Recognized native minority languages in Germany are Danish, Sorbian, Romany, and Frisian. Most used immigrant languages are Turkish, Polish, the Balkan languages, and Russian.
German is a West Germanic language, thus related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. It is one of the world's major languages and the most widely spoken first language in the European Union. Around the world, German is spoken by approximately 105 million native speakers and also by about 80 million non-native speakers. It is overall the third most learned language worldwide.