What Are the Main Languages Spoken in Germany?

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The only major language spoken in Germany is German. Over 95 percent of the German population speaks German or a German dialect as their first language. Lower Sorbian, North Frisian, Sater Frisian and Upper Sorbian are recognized as regional languages, according to the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

The two main religions of Germany are Protestant and Roman Catholic. Germany had a population of close to 81 million as of 2014, making it the 18th most populated country in the world. Germany is located in central Europe between the Netherlands and Poland. The Baltic Sea and North Sea are the main bodies of water that border Germany.