Greenland Languages

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By Greenlandic law, Greenlandic [Kalaallisut] is now the official language. Greenlandic is an Eskimo language and belongs to the East-Inuit family of languages. The Greenlandic and Danish languages are used in politics and administration. English is the third language. Most records are in Danish, but some are in Norwegian, and some in German. Modern records would be written in Greenlandic.[1]

For word lists and help researching in Grennland records, see:


  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Greenland,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 1990-2000.