Many Indian languages including Hindi(the language most spoken in India) owe their origin to Sanskrit.Similarly,is there any language which predated English and owes its origin?
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English is classified as a West Germanic language and descended from the languages of tribes in northern Germany and southern Denmark around the 5th century AD. However, it borrows a lot from Latin, French, Spanish, and other languages.