The Danish Language in the European Information Society

  • Georg Rehm
  • Hans Uszkoreit
Part of the White Paper Series book series (META)


Danish is the official language of Denmark, which has approx. 5,500,000 inhabitants. 90% of these are ethnic Danes, with Danish as their mother tongue. For the last 10%, only one minority language, German, is established officially. Thus, the cities Sønderborg, Åbenrå, Tønder and Haderslev officially grant minority rights to their citizens. The overall number of native speakers of German amounts to approx. 20,000 in South Jutland alone.


Language Policy Nordic Country Mother Tongue Minority Language Faroe Island 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.DFKIBerlinGermany

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