L1 users: 50,000 (2007 I. Larsen). 3,000 East Greenlandic, 44,000 West Greenlandic, 800 North Greenlandic. Total users in all countries: 57,000.
Widespread, about 80 communities of populations over 10.
1 (National). Statutory national language (1978, Home Rule Act No. 577 of 29 November, Article 9.1).
West Greenlandic, East Greenlandic, Thule Inuit (North Greenlandic, “Polar Eskimo” (pej.), Polar Inuit). Dialects border on being different languages (1995 M. Krauss).
SOV; postpositions; noun head initial; case-marking (8 cases); verb affixes mark person, number; ergativity; passives; 14 consonant and 6 vowel phonemes; non-tonal.
Vigorous. Also use Danish [dan].
Latin script [Latn].