German (or Deutsch) is a West Germanic language of the Indo-European family. It is spoken by about 100 million people, primarily in Germany, where 95% of the population claims it as their first language, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Luxembourg. It is also the idiom of choice of communities located in South Tyrol region of Italy, the East Cantons region of Belgium, the Alsace region of France, and South Jutland County in Denmark. In addition, German-speaking ethnic pockets can also be found in Romania, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, North and Latin America, and in the former German colony of Namibia. German is also rapidly becoming a dominant language in the Internet world, with 6.9% of the Web population claiming to be German-speaking.