Faroese language resources – Language Links Database

Faroese – is a North Germanic language spoken as a native language by about 66,000 people, 45,000 of whom reside on the Faroe Islands and 21,000 in other areas, mainly Denmark. It is one of four languages descended from Old West Norse spoken in the Middle Ages, the others being Norwegian, Icelandic, and the extinct Norn, which is thought to have been mutually intelligible with Faroese. 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. 

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Native speakers: 66,000 (2007)

Official language in: Faroe Islands

Faroese Grammar and Pronunciation

Digitized Grammar Books

Faroese Vocabulary

  • Goscandinavia.about.com “This is a phrasebook that consists out of nearly 200 phrases.
    We tried to use various grammar constructions and a lot of basic vocabulary in these phrases, making them an excellent means to practise a language and learning vocabulary by just reading phrases.”
  • Cram.com - flashcards
  • Quizlet.com - flashcards
  • Icelandic.islandais.free.fr - basic vocabulary
  • UniLang - Useful Words & Phrases in Faroese

Faroese Reading Materials

Faroese Dictionaries


Faroese Listening and Video Resources


  • Forvo - Pronunciation Of About 1000 Words


Faroese in Other Languages

  • Kvf.fo - TV and Radio in Faraoese

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