Our Icelandic translation team consists of
Icelandic is a North Germanic language of the Indo-European language family. It is the official language of Iceland, whose closest relatives are fellow West Scandinavian languages such as Faroese and certain Norwegian dialects. It descended from the western dialects of Old Norse, the common Scandinavian language of the Viking era. There are about 320,000 Icelandic speakers, most of whom live in Iceland. Over 8,000 live in Denmark, including many students, and an estimated 5,655 and 2,385 reside in the USA and Canada, respectively. 97% of Iceland’s citizens consider Icelandic their mother tongue, while its usage is declining outside of Iceland. To this day, there is no legislation establishing Icelandic as the country’s official language. While a Nordic Council member, Icelandic is not a working language, though it publishes material in Icelandic. The oldest preserved texts in Icelandic were written around 1100. From the 12th century onward, the most famous texts are called sagas. Danish rule of Iceland from 1380 to 1918 had little effect on the evolution of Icelandic, which is considered more archaic than other living Germanic languages. It written form has changed relatively little since the 13th century, making it possible for modern speakers to more or less understand the original sagas written some 800 years ago.
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Reykjavik (IS), Sudurland (IS),