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Danish
[dan] 7,830 in Greenland (1986). 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

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Inuktitut, Greenlandic
[kal] About 80 communities of populations over 10. Also in Denmark (Greenlandic Kalaallisut). 50,000 in Greenland (2007 I. Larsen). 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic. Population total 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, Kalaallisut Dialects: East Greenlandic, Iniktun (Inuktun, North Greenlandic, “Polar Eskimo” (pej.), Thule Inuit), West Greenlandic. Dialects border on being different languages (1995 M. Krauss). Classification: Eskimo-Aleut, Eskimo, Inuit-Inupiaq

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