Faroese language

  • faroese
    færøsk sprog
    føroyskt mál
    pronunciation[ˈføːɹɪst mɔaːl]
    native tofaroe islands, denmark, greenland
    ethnicityfaroe islanders
    native speakers
    72,000 (2007)[1]
    language family
    indo-european
    • germanic
      • north germanic
        • west scandinavian
          • insular scandinavian
            • faroese
    early forms
    old norse
    • old west norse
      • old norwegian[2]
        • old faroese
    writing system
    latin (faroese orthography)
    faroese braille
    official status
    official language in
     faroe islands
    recognised minority
    language in
     greenland
    regulated byføroyska málnevndin
    language codes
    fo
    fao
    iso 639-3fao
    faro1244[3]
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    faroese[4] (z/ or z/;[5] faroese: føroyskt mál, pronounced [ˈføːɹɪst mɔaːl]) is a north germanic language spoken as a first language by about 72,000 people, around 49,000 of whom reside on the faroe islands and 23,000 in other areas, mainly denmark. it is one of five languages descended from old west norse spoken in the middle ages, the others being norwegian, icelandic, and the extinct norn and greenlandic norse. faroese and icelandic, its closest extant relative, are not mutually intelligible in speech, but the written languages resemble each other quite closely, largely owing to faroese's etymological orthography.[6]

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  • old faroese
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  • phonology
  • grammar
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Faroese
færøsk sprog
føroyskt mál
Pronunciation[ˈføːɹɪst mɔaːl]
Native toFaroe Islands, Denmark, Greenland
EthnicityFaroe Islanders
Native speakers
72,000 (2007)[1]
Early forms
Latin (Faroese orthography)
Faroese Braille
Official status
Official language in
 Faroe Islands
Recognised minority
language in
Regulated byFøroyska málnevndin
Language codes
fo
fao
ISO 639-3fao
faro1244[3]
Linguasphere52-AAA-ab
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Faroese[4] (z/ or z/;[5] Faroese: føroyskt mál, pronounced [ˈføːɹɪst mɔaːl]) is a North Germanic language spoken as a first language by about 72,000 people, around 49,000 of whom reside on the Faroe Islands and 23,000 in other areas, mainly Denmark. It is one of five languages descended from Old West Norse spoken in the Middle Ages, the others being Norwegian, Icelandic, and the extinct Norn and Greenlandic Norse. Faroese and Icelandic, its closest extant relative, are not mutually intelligible in speech, but the written languages resemble each other quite closely, largely owing to Faroese's etymological orthography.[6]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Faroëes
አማርኛ: ፋሮኛ
Ænglisc: Faroisc sprǣc
aragonés: Idioma feroés
asturianu: Feroés
azərbaycanca: Farer dili
Bân-lâm-gú: Faroe-gí
беларуская: Фарэрская мова
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Фарэрская мова
български: Фарьорски език
bosanski: Farski jezik
brezhoneg: Faeroeg
català: Feroès
čeština: Faerština
Cymraeg: Ffaröeg
davvisámegiella: Fearagiella
Ελληνικά: Φεροϊκή γλώσσα
español: Idioma feroés
Esperanto: Feroa lingvo
euskara: Faroera
Fiji Hindi: Faroese language
føroyskt: Føroyskt mál
français: Féroïen
Frysk: Fêreusk
Gaeilge: An Fharóis
Gaelg: Faaroish
Gàidhlig: Fàrothais
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Faroe-ngî
한국어: 페로어
հայերեն: Ֆարյորերեն
hornjoserbsce: Färöšćina
hrvatski: Ferojski jezik
Bahasa Indonesia: Bahasa Faroe
íslenska: Færeyska
italiano: Lingua faroese
עברית: פארואזית
kalaallisut: Savalimmiutut
ქართული: ფარერული ენა
kernowek: Faroyek
Kinyarwanda: Igifero
latviešu: Fēru valoda
lietuvių: Farerų kalba
Limburgs: Faeröers
Lingua Franca Nova: Faroisce (lingua)
lumbaart: Lengua faroesa
македонски: Фарски јазик
Malagasy: Fiteny feroiana
Bahasa Melayu: Bahasa Faroe
Nederlands: Faeröers
Nedersaksies: Färöösk
日本語: フェロー語
Nordfriisk: Färöisk
Norfuk / Pitkern: Faaroyean
norsk: Færøysk
norsk nynorsk: Færøysk
occitan: Feroés
олык марий: Фарер йылме
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Farer tili
پنجابی: فیروئی بولی
Piemontèis: Lenga faroèisa
português: Língua feroesa
qırımtatarca: Farer tili
română: Limba feroeză
Seeltersk: Färöisk
sicilianu: Lingua faruisa
Simple English: Faroese language
slovenčina: Faerčina
slovenščina: Ferščina
српски / srpski: Ферјарски језик
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Farski jezik
svenska: Färöiska
татарча/tatarça: Фарер теле
Türkçe: Faroece
українська: Фарерська мова
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: فائېروس تىل
vepsän kel’: Fareran kel'
Tiếng Việt: Tiếng Faroe
walon: Faeroyès
吴语: 法罗语
粵語: 法羅文
Zazaki: Faroeki
žemaitėška: Farėru kalba
中文: 法罗语