Faroese

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A language of Faroe Islands

Alternate Names
Faeroese, Føroyskt
Population

48,000 in Faroe Islands (2015 R. Hansen). Total users in all countries: 69,150.

Location

Widespread.

Language Status

1 (National). Statutory national language (1948, Faroe Islands Home Rule Act, Section 11), Co-equal with Danish for official purposes.

Dialects

Suthuroy. Not inherently intelligible with Icelandic [isl].

Language Use

Also use Danish [dan].

Language Development
Grammar. Bible: 1948–1961.
Writing

Latin script [Latn].

Other Comments

Christian.

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