50,000 in Greenland (2007 I. Larsen). 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic. Population total all countries: 57,000.
About 80 communities of populations over 10. Also in Denmark (Greenlandic Kalaallisut).
1 (National). Statutory national language (1978, Home Rule Act No. 577 of 29 November, Article 9.1).
East Greenlandic, Iniktun (Inuktun, North Greenlandic, “Polar Eskimo” (pej.), Thule Inuit), West Greenlandic. Dialects border on being different languages (1995 M. Krauss).
Vigorous in Greenland. Also use Danish [dan].