Faroese language

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Faroese
føroyskt
Pronunciation [ˈføːɹɪst], [ˈføːɹɪʂt]
Native to Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway
Native speakers 60,000–80,000  (date missing)
Language family
Indo-European
Writing system Latin (Faroese variant)
Official status
Official language in Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg
Regulated by Faroese Language Board Føroyska málnevndin
Language codes
ISO 639-1 fo
ISO 639-2 fao
ISO 639-3 fao
KB Faroese.svg

Faroese is the Germanic language of the Faroe Islands spoken by about 70,000 people. The language came from Old Norse which was spoken in the Middle Ages. Faroese is the most similar to Icelandic. The alphabet has 29 letters that come from the Latin alphabet.

Faroese numbers[change | edit source]

Number Faroese
0 null
1 eitt
2 tvey
3 trý
4 fýra
5 fimm
6 seks
7 sjey
8 átta
9 níggju
10 tíggju
11 ellivu
12 tólv
13 trettan
14 fjúrtan
15 fimtan
16 sekstan
17 seytjan
18 átjan
19 nítjan
20 tjúgu
21 einogtjúgu
22 tveyogtjúgu
30 tredivu, tríati
40 fjøruti, fýrati
50 hálvtrýss, fimmti
60 trýss, seksti
70 hálvfjers, sjeyti
80 fýrs, áttati
90 hálvfems, níti
100 hundrað
1000 (eitt) túsund