[fao] Widespread. 48,000 (2015 R. Hansen). Total users in all countries: 69,000. Status: 1 (National). Statutory national language (1948, Faroe Islands Home Rule Act, Section 11), Co-equal with Danish for official purposes. Alternate Names: Faeroese. Autonym: Føroyskt. Dialects: Suthuroy. Not inherently intelligible with Icelandic [isl]. Classification: Indo-European, Germanic, North, West Scandinavian. Comments: Christian.