Gothic is a language that was spoken in parts of Europe in the Middle Ages. It is a Germanic language, related to languages such as English and German. Gothic was written in a script called the Gothic alphabet, which was a form of the Latin alphabet. The Gothic language was spoken by the Goths, a group of people who lived in what is now Romania, Bulgaria, and Ukraine. The Goths were divided into two groups, the Ostrogoths and the Visigoths. The Ostrogoths lived in the eastern part of the Gothic territory, and the Visigoths lived in the western part. The Goths were conquered by the Byzantine Empire in the 6th century, and Gothic ceased to be spoken as a everyday language. However, the Gothic alphabet was used by some scholars and writers until the 18th century. Today, there are only a few Gothic scholars, and the language is not used for everyday communication. However, Gothic is still studied by linguists and historians, and there is a small community of people who are interested in the language.

Language group

East Germanic languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Gothic, Ukraine, Gothic
Gothic, Gothic