Danish Language

Danish Language

Danish (dansk, ; dansk sprog, ) is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in the country of Denmark. It is also spoken by 50,000 Germans of Danish ethnicity in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds minority language status. Danish is a mandatory subject in school in the Danish crown territories of the Faroe Islands (where it is also an official language after Faroese) and Greenland (where, however, the only official language since 2009 is Kalaallisut and the language is now spoken as lingua franca), as well as the former crown holding of Iceland. There are also Danish language communities in Argentina, the United States and Canada. Danish is mutually intelligible with Norwegian and Swedish (see "Classification").

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European Hip Hop - By Region - Northern Europe - Denmark
... popular over the last fifteen years and began with Danish language acts such as MC Einar and Rockers by Choice, later on less knowned Rip Rap Rock, Flopstarz ... In the early 1990s, English was the preferred language for underground acts such as Dope Solution, Kidnap and one of the first female and ground breaking artists No Name Requested, who merged rap with reggae ... In the late 1990s Danish language rap was again in demand and the favorite choice of artists because of artists such as Jokeren and his group Den Gale Pose ...
Greenland - Demographics - Languages - Danish
... Main article Danish language About 12% of the population speak Danish as their first or only language, many of them filling positions as administrators, professionals, academics, or skilled tradesmen ... mixed ancestry, especially in towns, speaks Danish as their first language ... Most of Inuit population speak Danish as second language ...
Danish Language - Writing System
... types were still commonly used in the late 19th century (until 1875, Danish children were taught to read Fraktur letters in school), and many books were printed with Fraktur typesetting ... However, the Latin script was used by modernists, for example, the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters changed style in 1799 ... The modern Danish alphabet is similar to the English one, with three additional letters æ, ø, and å, which come at the end of the alphabet, in that order ...
Dansk Sprognævn
... Dansk Sprognævn ( "Danish Language Committee") is the official regulatory body of the Danish language as a part of the Danish Ministry of Culture, and resides at the University of ... The committee has three main objectives to follow the development of the language to answer inquiries about the Danish language and its use to update the official Danish dictionary ... by phone or mail each year about the Danish language, half of them from private companies, but also by private citizens ...
Danish Dialects - Geographical Distribution
... Danish is the national language of Denmark, and one of two official languages of the Faroes (alongside Faroese) ... Until 2009, it had also been one of two official languages of Greenland (alongside Greenlandic) ... Danish is widely spoken in Greenland now as lingua franca, and an unknown portion of the native Greenlandic population has Danish as their first language most of native ...

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