Icelandic

Icelandic has between three and four hundred thousand speakers the majority of whom live in Iceland.

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Icelandic language

Icelandic is a descendant of Old Norse, a language spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and their overseas settlements during the Viking Age, until about 1300. The oldest preserved texts in Icelandic were written around 1100 AD.

The most famous of these are the Icelandic Sagas, and were written from the 12th century onward. The language of the sagas is Old Icelandic, a western dialect of Old Norse.

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Icelandic phrases ordered by topic.

Learning Method

Original

Language family

North Germanic

Danish
Faroese
Icelandic
Norwegian
Swedish

Related languages

Afrikaans
Dutch
German