People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Danes of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 31,245

ROP3 Code: 102439
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Scandinavian
Language: Danish - (dan)
Religion: Non-Religious
Country of Origin: Denmark

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Majority Located Where

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 23,245

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 2,140

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 1,590

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 1,560

  Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA - 1,080

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Brief Profile

The Dane people originated from Denmark, a small Scandinavian country that has one of the strongest economies in the world. They are not people who claim ancestry. Instead they are Danes who are foreign born (that is, born in Denmark).

All foreign born Danes still speak Danish at home. Danish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples that lived in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.

The Danes are known for their kringle (almond paste pastry), Wienerbrød and fastelavnsboller or Danish pastry.

The majority of Danes claim Christianity as their religion and are Lutherans. Smaller numbers of Danes are Methodists, Baptists, Roman Catholics, and Seventh-day Adventists.

For more information, see the Danish Pioneer Newspaper, a north American Danish newspaper.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Danes will experience a personal living relationship with Jesus Christ based on grace and not doing good deeds.
  • Pray for evangelical Danes to understand their role in fulfilling the Great Commission to their own people, unreached European peoples, etc.
  • Pray that the church will realize that Danes are more culturally Christian and have never been born again.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Bible - Danish
Online Danish Bible

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesPlanoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX450
United StatesCoral SpringsMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL870
United StatesRedmondSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,080
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY1,560
United StatesCorte MaderaSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA1,590
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA2,140
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC23,245