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Languages of Greenland

Kalaallit Nunaat. 57,000. National or official languages: Greenlandic Inuktitut, Danish. Affiliated with Denmark; home rule since 1979. Literacy rate: 93%. The number of individual languages listed for Greenland is 2. Of those, both are living languages.

[dan] 7,830 in Greenland (1986).  Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Danish-Riksmal, Danish 
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Inuktitut, Greenlandic

[kal] 47,800 in Greenland (1995 M. Krauss). 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic. Population total all countries: 57,800. About 80 communities of populations over 10. Also in Denmark. Alternate names: Greenlandic, Kalaallisut.  Dialects: West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, “Polar Eskimo” (North Greenlandic, Thule Inuit). Dialects border on being different languages (1995 M. Krauss).  Classification: Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Inuit 
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