The Danish language is very old but not extinct by any means, with more than six million speakers worldwide according to Wikipedia. It is very similar to languages like Swedish and Norwegian due to the close proximity of the nations of origin and amount of native speaker intermingling. Although it is the official language in nations like Denmark and Greenland, it is also a popular language in parts of Germany, the United States, Brazil, Argentina, and Canada currently.

There are three main dialects of Danish and more than thirty sub-dialects spoken, depending on the speaker’s native origin and other affecting factors. Most people who can speak Danish can also understand the main dialects of Swedish and Norwegian well enough to be considered fluent in all three languages. The main dialects include Insular Danish, Jutlandic, and Bornholmsk, each with several sub-dialects. Some of the sub-dialects of Jutlandic include North, South, East, and West Jutlandic, and sub-dialects of Insular and Bornholmsk are regional.

English is one of the most popular languages for providing Danish loan words, and since the mid-1940s the language has become more supplemented by English. However, both German and Scottish have affected the Danish language as well, especially in modern times. A few words are combinations of two languages, such as English and Danish or Scottish and Danish.

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