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Two thousand years ago, the English language and the Danish language were the same language. Since then they have drifted apart, moved towards each other and drifted apart again. By the year 500, the abandoned Roman province of Britannia contained at the lowest count 10,000 Germanic inhabitants and at the highest 200,000 Germanics inhabitants.

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The starting point of England was the arrival of West Germanic peoples in Britannia in the fifth century. Those West Germanics were Angles, Saxons and Jutes, all speaking relatively close versions of West Germanic. West Germanic is itself a version of the ancient Germanic language which had arrived with the Germanic peoples in north-west Europe about 1000 BC. Two thousand years ago, the English language and the Danish language were the same language. Since then they have drifted apart, moved towards each other and drifted apart again.

By the year 500, the abandoned Roman province of…

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