Sunday, July 05, 2009

Languages of Denmark

Ethnologue report for Denmark: "Kingdom of Denmark, Kongeriget Danmark. 5,413,392. Population includes 43,000 on Faroe Islands (1998 UN). National or official languages: Danish, Standard German (regional).
Also see Greenland. Greenland and Faroe Islands both have home rule. Literacy rate: 99%.

Also includes English (10,000), Iu Mien (200), Kirmanjki, Northern Kurdish (8,000), Turkish (30,000), Western Farsi (9,000), Romani (3,000), from the former Yugoslavia (10,000), from India or Pakistan (4,000). Information mainly from M. Stephens 1976; B. Comrie 1987; I. Hancock 1991. Blind population: 9,350. Deaf population: 3,500 to 314,548 (1998). Deaf institutions: 20. The number of languages listed for Denmark is 8. Of those, all are living languages."

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