Faroese is a North Germanic language spoken by around 47,000 speakers in the Faroe Islands and about 12,000 Faroese in Denmark. Faroese is closely related to Icelandic and the dialects of western Norway, though as a result of the isolation, the Faroese language has a distinctive character of its own.

Map of Faroese language speakers.
Map of Faroese language speakers.

Basic stats

Total speakers: around 60,000

Main Countries: Faroe Islands, Denmark

Alternate name: Føroyskt

ISO 639-3 Code: fao

Language Sample

Øll menniskju eru fødd fræls og jøvn til virðingar og mannarættindi. Tey hava skil og samvitsku og eiga at fara hvørt um annað í bróðuranda.

(Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1)

Some proverbs in Faroese:

Betri er sjálvur at eiga enn bróður at biðja
Better to own it than asking your brother for it

Blindur er bókleysur maður
Blind is the bookless man

Mangur kann at bera á báðum økslum
Many can carry things on both shoulders

Product Availability

The following products are currently available in Faroese:

  • For Consumers

(Coming soon)


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