Gothic language ( Gutisko razda) is a language belonging to the Indo-European family of the Germanic branch of the East Germanic language group.
It began its development as an independent language with the advent of the union of northern Germanic tribes from the south of modern Sweden to continental Europe. It went out of use by the beginning of the 9th century, being supplanted by the languages of those areas in which the Goths lived in most European countries, including
Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal, the Baltic countries, etc.
It came to us in the form of a Bible translation, which includes 336 sheets, of which 188 have been preserved. It contains the text of the Four Gospels.
At the beginning of the 21st century, movements began to emerge to revive the language, through the reconstruction of lost words and constructions. In 2019, the Council of the Gothic language and culture was established, which consisted of the most active and knowledgeable participants in the movements. Then 2 fractions were founded - Ostroviggs (eastern way), which regulated the activity in the field of reviving the language and culture in Eastern Europe and was its representative, Wistravig (western way) performing the same functions in Western Europe and America. By the end of 2019, they were united in Gutavigs (the Gothic Way), which acquired the status of an international organization on 09/02/2019 and retained their territorial tasks for the factions.