Language Secretariat

Organizational placement

Oqaasileriffik is an independent Greenlandic institution under the Ministry of Culture, Education, Research and Church.

Oqaasileriffik is the secretariat for Parliament committees for language questions.

Oqaasileriffik working for

  • The Greenland Language Committee
  • The Greenland Place Names Committee
  • The Committee for Personal Names
  • Language Technology

Main objectives

Oqaasileriffik’s main objectives include:

  • to collect and maintain information on Greenlandic language and language usage
  • to stay updated on changes in the spoken Greenlandic language
  • to carry out research on Greenlandic as a second language
  • membership of the Nordic Language Council and ICC’s Language Commission