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Danish
[dan] 6,200 in Greenland (2014 World Factbook). Status: 1 (National). Statutory national working language (1978, Home Rule Act No. 577, Article 9(2)). Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, North, East Scandinavian, Danish-Swedish, Danish-Riksmal, Danish. Comments: Non-indigenous.

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Greenlandic
[kal] Widespread, about 80 communities of populations over 10. 50,000 in Greenland (2007 I. Larsen). 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic. Total users in all countries: 57,000. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1978, Home Rule Act No. 577 of 29 November, Article 9.1). Alternate Names: Greenlandic Inuktitut, Kalaallisut. Dialects: West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, Thule Inuit (North Greenlandic, “Polar Eskimo” (pej.), Polar Inuit). Dialects border on being different languages (1995 M. Krauss). Classification: Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Inuit-Inupiaq.

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