German language comes from the German branch of the Indo-European language family. There are many dialects of the German Language. The different dialects can be traced back to the various Germanic tribes. The variations between the dialects can be so extreme that they are not intelligible to people who know only standard German.
German is the official language of Austria, Belgium, Germany, Liechtenstein, Italy, Luxembourg, and Switzerland. It is also a recognized minority language in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Italy, Namibia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Brazil, South Africa, Vatican City, and Venezuela.
There are ninety million native speakers of standard German. And, there are one hundred twenty million native speakers of all varieties of the German language. The writing system is Latin using the German alphabet. The Latin writing system, or Latin script, is based on the letters used in the classical Latin alphabet. This is used mostly in western and central European languages. It is also used in other parts of the world. The German alphabet consists of the twenty six letters of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.