Kalaallisut

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Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language, spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants of Greenland, as well as by thousands of Greenlandic Inuit in Denmark proper (in total, approximately 50,000 people).wikipedia
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Greenlandic language

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Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language, spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants of Greenland, as well as by thousands of Greenlandic Inuit in Denmark proper (in total, approximately 50,000 people).
The main variety, Kalaallisut or West Greenlandic, has been the official language of the Greenlandic autonomous territory since June 2009; this is a move by the Naalakkersuisut (government of Greenland) to strengthen the language in its competition with the colonial language, Danish.

Tunumiit dialect

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Tunumiit and Inuktun are regional dialects of Greenlandic, spoken by a small minority of the population.
Tunumiit oraasiat or East Greenlandic (Kalaallisut: tunumiusut, East Greenlandic: tunumiisut) is a variety of Greenlandic spoken in eastern Greenland by the Tunumiit.

Demographics of Greenland

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Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language, spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants of Greenland, as well as by thousands of Greenlandic Inuit in Denmark proper (in total, approximately 50,000 people).
The number of speakers of Greenlandic is estimated at 50,000 (85-90% of the total population), divided in three main dialects, Kalaallisut (West-Greenlandic, 44,000 speakers and the dialect that is used as official language), Tunumiit (East-Greenlandic, 3,000 speakers) and Inuktun (North-Greenlandic, 800 speakers).

Inuktun

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Tunumiit and Inuktun are regional dialects of Greenlandic, spoken by a small minority of the population.
All speakers of Inuktun also speak Standard Greenlandic and many also speak Danish and a few also English.

Kalaallit

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The language spoken by Inuit in Greenland is Kalaallisut, also called Grønlandsk.

Standard language

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Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language, spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants of Greenland, as well as by thousands of Greenlandic Inuit in Denmark proper (in total, approximately 50,000 people).

Greenlandic people in Denmark

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Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language, spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants of Greenland, as well as by thousands of Greenlandic Inuit in Denmark proper (in total, approximately 50,000 people).

Nuuk

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It was historically spoken only in the southwestern part of Greenland, i.e. the region around Nuuk.

Danish language

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Danish remains an important lingua franca in Greenland and used in many parts of public life, as well as being the main language spoken by Danes in Greenland.

Danish people in Greenland

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Danish remains an important lingua franca in Greenland and used in many parts of public life, as well as being the main language spoken by Danes in Greenland.

Mixed language

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An extinct mixed trade language known as West Greenlandic Pidgin was based on West Greenlandic.

Lingua franca

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Danish remains an important lingua franca in Greenland and used in many parts of public life, as well as being the main language spoken by Danes in Greenland. An extinct mixed trade language known as West Greenlandic Pidgin was based on West Greenlandic.

West Greenlandic Pidgin

An extinct mixed trade language known as West Greenlandic Pidgin was based on West Greenlandic.

Denmark

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Scoresby Sound

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Scoresby Sund (Danish: Scoresby Sund, Greenlandic: Kangertittivaq) is a large fjord system of the Greenland Sea on the eastern coast of Greenland.

Greenland shark

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The Greenland shark (Somniosus microcephalus), also known as the gurry shark, grey shark, or by the Kalaallisut name eqalussuaq, is a large shark of the family Somniosidae ("sleeper sharks"), closely related to the Pacific and southern sleeper sharks.

Nipisat Island

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Nipisat Island (Kalaallisut: "Lumpfish", referring to the island's shape) is a small, uninhabited island in the Qeqqata municipality in central-western Greenland.

Indigenous languages of the Americas

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In North America and the Arctic region, Greenland in 2009 adopted Kalaallisut as its sole official language.

Qaanaaq

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The inhabitants of Qaanaaq speak Kalaallisut and Danish, and many also speak the Inuktun language.

Michael Fortescue

Fortescue, Michael
Michael David Fortescue (born 8 August 1946) is a British-born linguist specializing in Arctic and native North American languages, including Kalaallisut, Inuktun, Chukchi and Nitinaht.

Languages of Greenland

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The number of speakers of Greenlandic is estimated at 50,000 (85-90% of the total population), divided in three main dialects, Kalaallisut (West-Greenlandic, 44,000 speakers and the dialect that is used as official language), Tunumiit (East-Greenlandic, 3,000 speakers) and Inuktun (North-Greenlandic, 800 speakers).

Knud Rasmussen

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Rasmussen spent his early years in Greenland among the Kalaallit where he learned to speak Kalaallisut, hunt, drive dog sleds and live in harsh Arctic conditions.