Faroese

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A language of Denmark

Alternate Names
Føroyskt
Population

66,000 in Denmark (2007). Population total all countries: 66,150.

Location

Faroe Islands.

Language Status

2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in Faroe Islands.

Dialects

None known. Not inherently intelligible with Icelandic [isl].

Language Development
Bible: 1948–1961.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Faroe Islands are self-governing in most matters. Spoken on Faroe Islands by about 45,000 and in Denmark by about 21,000.