Collection: Icelandic

Icelandic is a North Germanic language, spoken mainly in Iceland. It has its roots in Old Norse, the language of the Vikings. This means it's closely related to Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish, but of them, Norwegian is the most similar. Over the centuries, while other Scandinavian languages changed, Icelandic remained closer to Old Norse. This makes ancient Icelandic sagas understandable to modern Icelanders. Around 340,000 people speak Icelandic, mostly in Iceland. The language is known for its unique letters and sounds, and it's kept alive with a strong literary tradition. Despite its small number of speakers, it's cherished by Icelanders as a key part of their cultural identity.

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