East Germanic languages

The East Germanic languages, also called the OderVistula Germanic languages, are a group of extinct Germanic languages spoken by East Germanic peoples.

East Germanic
Geographic
distribution
Varying depending on time (4th-18th centuries), currently none (all languages are extinct)

Until late 4th century:[1]
Central and eastern Europe (as far as Crimea)
late 4th—early 10th centuries:[2]
Much of southern, western, southeastern, and eastern Europe (as far as Crimea) and North Africa
early 10th—late 18th centuries:[3]
Isolated areas in eastern Europe (as far as Crimea)
Linguistic classificationIndo-European
Subdivisions
ISO 639-5gme
Glottologeast2805
One of the proposed theories for the approximate distribution of Germanic dialect groups in Europe in around AD 1:
  North Sea Germanic, or Ingvaeonic
  Weser-Rhine Germanic, or Istvaeonic
  Elbe Germanic or Irminonic
  East Germanic †

The only East Germanic languages of which texts are known are from Gothic, although a word list and some short sentences survive from its relative Crimean Gothic. Other East Germanic languages include Vandalic and Burgundian, though the only remnants of these languages are in the form of isolated words and short phrases. Crimean Gothic is believed to have survived until the 18th century in isolated areas of Crimea.