International Mother Language Day 2015
16. February 2015 International Mother Language Day 2015 Celebration: saturday February 21st 2015, 3:00 - 6:00 p.m., in Central C1AMPERSAND Public Library of Greenland, Nuuk.


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

Oqaasileriffik is the secretariat for Parliament committees for language questions. These are the following:

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

Oqaasileriffik's main objectives include:

  • to collect and maintain information on Greenlandic language and language usage
  • to participate in Nordic Boards and working groups in language matters and to join the ICC Language Board
  • to stay updated on changes in the spoken Greenlandic language
  • to carry out research on Greenlandic as a second language