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Danish is also spoken by a small minority of Danes in Germany, south of the Danish border.
Minority groups in the Faroe Islands and in Greenland also speak Danish.
One characteristic of spoken Danish is the so-called glottal stop. It is a stress accent, which developed during the medieval ages.
Danish, together with Swedish, belongs to the East Scandinavian branch of the North German language group in the Indo-European family of languages.