Published September 16, 2017
This video was recorded by Plator Gashi at the Youth of European Nationalities conference in Tirana, Albania. Danish is spoken by over 5 million people, primarily in the Western European nation of Denmark, as well as in the Faroe Islands and Greenland, constituent territories of the Danish Kingdom. A Scandinavian language, Danish is related to other North Germanic mother tongues such as Icelandic, sharing a common genealogy descending from Old Norse, the lingua franca of medieval Viking peoples. Following the introduction of printed media into Europe in the 16th century, Danish speakers developed a formal literary standard, which is one of the European Union's 24 official languages today.