The Faroese language, or "føroyskt", is a North Germanic language. It has its roots from the Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. It's mainly spoken on the Faroe Islands, which are located between Norway and Iceland. Around 50,000 people speak Faroese. While it has evolved separately for centuries, Faroese is most closely related to Icelandic. Both languages have preserved many features of Old Norse. However, they have also developed their own unique characteristics. Despite their similarities, modern Faroese and Icelandic speakers might not always understand each other easily.