Languages of Iceland
Republic of Iceland, Lýðveldið Ísland. 296,000. National or official language: Icelandic. Literacy rate: 100%. Also includes languages of Scandinavia, Southeast Asia, and former Yugoslavia. Blind population: 43. Deaf population: About 200 (2005 M. Parkvall), below 1% of the population. Deaf institutions: 2. The number of individual languages listed for Iceland is 2. Of those, both are living languages.
230,000 in Iceland (1980 WA). Population total all countries: 238,050. Also in Canada, United States.
Alternate names: Íslenska.
Dialects: No appreciable dialect differences (Nida 1972). Not inherently intelligible with Faroese [fao].
Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, North, West Scandinavian
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