What is the earliest form of the English language called?


Old English or Anglo-Saxons an early form of the English language that was spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxons and their descendants in parts of what are now England and south-eastern Scotland between at least the mid-5th century and the mid-12th century. What survives through writing represents primarily the literary register of Anglo-Saxon.

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United Kingdom Ethnic groups in the United Kingdom Invasions of England Sub-Roman Britain Old English English people Scottish people Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain Ethnic groups in Europe Germanic peoples eastern Scotland Scotland Anglo-Saxons Saxons Europe

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