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I am not completely sure about what language "götiska" is, but I think the author is referring to the language of the geats. (Maybe that would be Geatic or Geatish in English?)

OK, this would make some more sense, The link is in Swedish, and I think the explanation of "götiska" and "göticism" would require an article in itself, since the background history seems rather complicated.
this is a question of the history of philology and linguistics, it is hopelessly complicated, and at present we have no place to address this centrally. At the time in question, the relationship between the Germanic languages was simply not known, and the term "gothic" vaguely referred to anything that was old and germanic. dab () 09:49, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)
In this case, I believe it is a mistake by the original writer. "Götisk" referred both to "Geatish", "Old Norse" and to "Gothic". See for instance Göticism.--Wiglaf 18:16, 4 Mar 2005 (UTC)