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Danish / Dansk

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by approximately 5.6 million people, mainly in Denmark and a small region of northern Germany called South Schleswig.

Danish holds official language status in Denmark, the Faroe Islands, the European Union and the Nordic Council. Additionally, Danish is a recognised minority language in Germany and Greenland.

Danish is closely related to Norwegian and Swedish due to their shared evolution from Old Norse. Despite being mutually intelligible, Danes, Norwegians and Swedes see their mother tongues as separate and distinct languages.

Helsingor in Denmark
Copenhagen in Denmark

Why Use Global Language Services?

  • Experienced Danish Translators & Interpreters
  • Specific industry Specialism
  • Extensive Linguist Database
  • Local Demand / Local Supply Policy
  • ISO 9001:2008 Accreditation
  • BS EN 15038 Accreditation
  • Ongoing Staff Training
  • Rigorous Confidentiality Policies
  • Flexible Support

Did You Know?

Gesta Danorum (History of the Danes) is often cited as the first work of Danish literature. It was written by Saxo Grammaticus in around 1200 and recounts the history of Denmark up to 1186.

It contains many Scandinavian myths and legends, including the earliest iteration of the Hamlet narrative.

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