Gender in European languages

Common systems of gender division include:
– masculine–feminine
– masculine–feminine–neuter
– animate–inanimate
– common–neuter (masculine and feminine genders have merged into common gender)
Gender in European languages
Aquamarine: no gender system. Gold: common/neuter. Green: animate/inanimate (Basque). Red: masculine/feminine. Dark blue: masculine/feminine/neuter. Standard Dutch has a three-gender structure, which fell in disuse in the North of the Netherlands but remains very much alive in Flanders and the South of the Netherlands.

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