The first page of the Jutlandic Law originally from 1241 in Codex Holmiensis, copied in 1350. The first sentence is:
"Mædh logh skal land byggas"
"With law the land shall be built".
Bornholmian (Eastern Danish)
|Writing system||Latin script / Dano-Norwegian alphabet|
|Official language in|| Danish MSE|
|Regulated by||No official regulation|
Danish (dansk) is a North Germanic language spoken by around 14 million people, principally in Denmark and formally as the official language in former Danish colonies that have became Danish-speaking countries. There are also minor Danish-speaking communities outside Denmark worldwide. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their home language.