5,380,000 in Denmark (European Commission 2012). Total users in all countries: 5,530,860.
1 (National). De facto national language.
Bornholmsk (Bornholmian, Eastern Danish), Jutlandic (Jutish, Jutlandish, Jysk, Western Danish), Island Danish (Insular Danish). Jutish (Western Danish) has four sub-dialects: Sønderjysk (Southern Jutish), Vestjysk (Western Jutish), Østjysk (Eastern Jutish) and Nordjysk (Northern Jutish). Island Danish has two sub-dialects: Sjaelandsk (Zealand) and Fynsk (Funen).
SVO; prepositions; noun head final; gender (common/neuter); indefinite and definite affix; passives (middle, active, passive); tense; comparatives; 19 consonant and 27 vowel phonemes; pitch accent; stress on first syllable.
Many slowly disappearing dialects.