Danish (dansk) is one of the North Germanic languages (also called Scandinavian languages), a sub-group of the Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages.
It is also used by the 50,000 Danes in the northern parts of Schleswig-Holstein in Germany where it holds the status of "minority language".
In Iceland, Danish is taught as a compulsory foreign language in schools.
There are also Danish language communities in Argentina, the USA and Canada.
For a list of countries where Danish is spoken see Category:Danish-speaking_countries