Languages of Greenland
Kalaallit Nunaat. 56,384. National or official languages: Greenlandic Inuktitut, Danish. Affiliated with Denmark; home rule since 1979. Literacy rate: 93%. The number of languages listed for Greenland is 2. Of those, both are living languages.
7,830 in Greenland (1986).
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Danish-Riksmal, Danish
47,800 in Greenland (1995 Krauss). Population includes 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic. Population total all countries: 54,800. Greenland. About 80 communities of populations over 10. Also spoken in Denmark.
Alternate names: Greenlandic, Kalaallisut.
Dialects: West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, "Polar Eskimo" (North Greenlandic, Thule Inuit). Dialects border on being different languages (M. Krauss 1995).
Classification: Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Inuit