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Danes (Danish: danskere, pronounced [ˈtænskɐɐ]) are a North Germanic ethnic group and nationality native to Denmark and a modern nation identified with the country of Denmark. This connection may be ancestral, legal, historical, or cultural.
|c. 7 million|
|Regions with significant populations|
|United Kingdom||18,493 (Danish born only)|
|Faroe Islands||2,956|
|Lutheranism (Church of Denmark) |
Further details: Religion in Denmark
|Related ethnic groups|
|Other Germanic peoples|
(especially North Germanic peoples)
Danes generally regard themselves as a nationality and reserve the word "ethnic" for the description of recent immigrants, sometimes referred to as "new Danes". The contemporary Danish national identity is based on the idea of "Danishness", which is founded on principles formed through historical cultural connections and is typically not based on racial heritage.