The Language Secretariat of Greenland



Oqaasileriffik/The Language Secretariat of Greenland was established and staffed with one person in 1998 after being accepted by the Greenland Parliament. A year after the staff was increased with 2 more employees. And in 2003/04 staffing was increased by employing another 3 students. Today Oqaasileriffik/The Language Secretariat of Greenland has 6 employees and has also few student assistants from Ilisimatusarfiks/The University of Greenland’s department of linguistics. Oqaasileriffik has 4 main research areas: Greenland Language Council’s duties as well as the responsibilities related to Greenlandic personal names, Geographical Place Names Authority duties and the language technology.