English is spoken by approximately 375 million people as their first language. English is probably the third largest language by number of native speakers. However, when combining native and non-native speakers it is probably the most commonly spoken language in the world.
Danish is spoken by approximately 6 million people in total, principally in Denmark. But it is also spoken by 50 000 Danes in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where it holds the status of minority language. Danish is the official language of Denmark, and one of two official languages of the Faroe Islands (alongside Faroese). Danish is very similar to Swedish and Norwegian.