Danish

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A language of Denmark

Alternate Names
Dansk, Rigsdansk
Population

5,450,000 in Denmark (2007). Population total all countries: 5,592,490.

Location

Widespread; Faroe Islands. Also in Canada, Germany, Greenland, Norway, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, United States.

Language Status

1 (National). De facto national language.

Dialects

Bornholmsk (Eastern Danish), Sønderjysk (Southern Jutlandic).

Typology

SVO

Language Development
Compulsory subject in primary schools on Faroe Islands. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Fully developed. Bible: 1550–1993.
Writing
Braille script. Latin script, primary usage.
Other Comments

Many slowly disappearing dialects. Formerly 3 dialect groups: Jutlandic (or Jutish, Western Danish), Island Danish, and Eastern Danish.

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