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This is centered primarily on the prefix "Dan" and whether it refers to the Dani or a historical person Dan and the exact meaning of the -"mark" ending.Most etymological dictionaries and handbooks derive "Dan" from a word meaning "flat land", The Nordic Bronze Age (1800–600 BC) in Denmark was marked by burial mounds, which left an abundance of findings including lurs and the Sun Chariot.In the 19th century there was a surge of nationalist movements, which were defeated in the First Schleswig War.After the Second Schleswig War in 1864, Denmark lost the Duchy of Schleswig to Prussia.It establishes a constitutional monarchy organised as a parliamentary democracy.The government and national parliament are seated in Copenhagen, the nation's capital, largest city, and main commercial centre.The tribal Danes came from the east Danish islands (Zealand) and Scania and spoke an early form of North Germanic.Historians believe that before their arrival, most of Jutland and the nearest islands were settled by tribal Jutes.
Home rule was established in the Faroe Islands in 1948; in Greenland home rule was established in 1979 and further autonomy in 2009.
The Jutes migrated to Great Britain eventually, some as mercenaries of Brythonic King Vortigern, and were granted the south-eastern territories of Kent, the Isle of Wight and other areas, where they settled.
They were later absorbed or ethnically cleansed by the invading Angles and Saxons, who formed the Anglo-Saxons.
During the Pre-Roman Iron Age (500 BC – AD 1), native groups began migrating south, and the first tribal Danes came to the country between the Pre-Roman and the Germanic Iron Age, The Roman provinces maintained trade routes and relations with native tribes in Denmark, and Roman coins have been found in Denmark.
Evidence of strong Celtic cultural influence dates from this period in Denmark and much of North-West Europe and is among other things reflected in the finding of the Gundestrup cauldron.