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Faroese

A language of Denmark

ISO 639-3fao

Population  48,200 in Denmark (2007). Population total all countries: 48,260.
Region  Faroe Islands. Also in United States.
Alternate names   Føroyskt
Dialects  Not inherently intelligible with Icelandic [isl].
Classification  Indo-European, Germanic, North, West Scandinavian
Language use  Officially recognized minority language.
Language development  Bible: 1948–1961.
Writing system  Latin script.
Comments  The Faroe Islands are self-governing in most matters.
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