The report ‘Language Technology in Greenland’ by Per Langgård from The Language Department (Oqaasileriffik), states the need for linguistic thinking and innovation regarding language maintenance in Greenland. Although Kalaallisut is fully functional throughout the country when it comes to, e.g., national issues, there are problems with communicating, e.g., technology and economics. This is an issue, as a signiﬁcant part of the Greenlandic population relies on information in their native tongue as very few in the old generation master Danish or English. Establishing the ability to search and ﬁnd information in Greenlandic languages would signiﬁcantly open the ocean of knowledge that the Internet contains to the entire population and support Kalaallisut’s long-term survival.
For further information, read the full report ‘Language Technology in Greenland’