Kalaallisut, or West Greenlandic, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language, spoken by the vast majority of the inhabitants of Greenland, as well as by thousands of Greenlandic Inuit in Denmark proper (in total, approximately 50,000 people). Kalaallisut means "Greenlandic" and is virtually identical to modern standard Greenlandic. It was historically spoken only in the southwestern part of Greenland, i.e. the region around Nuuk.
Tunumiit and Inuktun are regional dialects of Greenlandic, spoken by a small minority of the population. Danish remains an important in Greenland and used in many parts of public life, as well as being the main language spoken by lingua franca Danes in Greenland.
mixed trade language known as West Greenlandic Pidgin was based on West Greenlandic.
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^ 44,000 in Greenland, and perhaps 20% more in Denmark. Greenlandic at (16th ed., 2009) Ethnologue
^ Nordhoff, Sebastian; Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2013). "Kalaallisut". . Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Glottolog