Faroe Islands Languages

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Description[edit | edit source]

The languages spoken on the Faroe Islands include:

  • Faroese
    • It is spoken in the entire area as a first language.
    • The numbers who speak Faroese are unclear since many ethnic Faroese live in Faroe Island and Denmark
    • Faroese is most similar to Icelandic and to their ancestor Old Norse, but is closer to Norwegian dialects of Western Norway
  • Danish
    • It is the second official language
    • Danish is taught in schools
    • It can be used by the government in public relations [1]

Word List(s)[edit | edit source]

Faroese

Danish

Alphabet and Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Faroese

The Faroese alphabet consists of 29 letters derived from the Latin script:

Majuscule forms (also called uppercase or capital letters)
A Á B D Eth|Ð E F G H I Í J K L M N O Ó P R S T U Ú V Y Ý Æ Ø
Minuscule forms (also called lowercase or small letters)
a á b d ð e f g h i í j k l m n o ó p r s t u ú v y ý æ ø

Danish

Language Aids and Dictionaries[edit | edit source]

Faroese

Danish

Additional Resources[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Faroe Islands," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands#Language, accessed 27 Jun 2021.