Danish is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages), a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken by around 6 million people, mainly in Denmark; the language is also used in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany, where it is a minority language. Danish also holds official status and is a mandatory subject in school in the Danish territories of Greenland and the Faroe Islands as well as in Iceland.

Map of Danish language speakers.
Map of Danish language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: around 6 million

Main Countries: Denmark, also spoken in Canada, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, United Arab Emirates, USA

Alternate names: Dansk, Central Danish, Sjaelland

ISO 639-3 Code: dan

Language Sample

Alle mennesker er født frie og lige i værdighed og rettigheder. De er udstyret med fornuft og samvittighed, og de bør handle mod hverandre i en broderskabets ånd.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Danish:

Den man elsker tugter man
The one you love you punish

En fugl i hånden er bedre end ti på taget
One bird in your hand is better than ten on the roof

Hvor der handles, der spildes
Where there is action, there is waste

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Danish:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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