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Languages that are closest to English

Identify the 20 languages with the highest degree of lexical proximity (i.e. similarity) to English.
Answers do not include dead or extinct languages.
Answers only include languages that are officially recognized by sovereign states.
Lexical proximity is determined by similar or shared aspects of language such as vocabulary, grammar, and syntax between different languages.
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Last updated: September 19, 2018
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Lexical Distance
Language
10.2
Scots
20.6
Danish
25.2
Frisian
26.7
Swedish
26.8
Norwegian
27.2
Dutch
27.5
Afrikaans
29.3
Luxembourgish
30.8
German
36.3
Faroese
Lexical Distance
Language
36.6
Icelandic
47.8
Italian
48.7
French
50.8
Friulian
51.9
Romansch
53.2
Galician
54.9
Romanian
56.5
Catalan
57.0
Spanish
57.4
Ladin
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Level 63
Sep 18, 2018
Great quiz, what's the source?
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Level 32
Sep 18, 2018
Cool quiz! What are your sources?