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.
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