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    Adi Yogya Guest

    Thumbs up Why the language is called english?

    Hello everybody here

    Well, we know that English is originally the language of three germanic tribes; The Angles, Jutes and Saxon. The language was brought to Britain by these three tribes, influenced by Greek and Latin, Enriched By Danes and transformed by The French speaking normandy.
    In its development, among these three tribes, The Angles gives more influence on the language. it is proved by the name of the language; English which comes from the Angle-ish, and also the name of the a region where people speak in the language; England which comes from The Anglaland= the land of the Angles
    the question is where is the role of the two another tribes; the saxon and jutes. why is not the language called jutish or maybe saxonish?
    anyone who can answer my question. i would be very glad

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    Default Re: Why the language is called english?

    You never hear much about the Jutes, but the term Anglo-Saxon is often used, so there doesn't seem to be much distinction between them.

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