from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the Scandinavian people inhabiting the Faeroe Islands.
- n. The North Germanic language spoken by the inhabitants of the Faeroe Islands.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of or pertaining to the Faroe Islands, Faroese people or the Faroese language
- n. A person from the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islander
- proper n. The language of the Faroe Islands, closely related to Icelandic, and more distantly to Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An inhabitant, or, collectively, inhabitants, of the Faroe islands.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to the Faroe islands, or to their language or inhabitants.
- n. A native or an inhabitant of the Faroe islands, a group of islands belonging to Denmark, lying midway between the Shetland islands and Iceland.
- n. A Scandinavian dialect spoken in the Faroe islands.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
Selkies are creatures found in Faroese, Icelandic, Irish, and Scottish mythology.
Living languages descended from North Germanic include Icelandic, Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.
But recently younger Faroese directors have been nurturing a small but growing film culture.
Torshavn, Faroe Islands -- Last week I had the opportunity to travel with a team of marine conservationists and film makers to screen the new documentary, Confessions of a Eco-Terrorist in the heart of the Faroese capitol of roughly 19,000 inhabitants.
Several local fisherman and whalers attended the film screening in order to defend the centuries-old cultural pastime, which the Faroese claim is still carried out for subsistence even though local scientists continue to warn of the serious risks of whale meat consumption.
He admitted there was a period between Hughes's opener and Davis's 66th-minute strike when his side had let the Faroese back in but he was pleased with the second-half response.
Icelandic, Faroese, (Standard) German and Yiddish do.
Furthermore, while the Faroese area a culture deeply rooted in Christian faith with almost 90% of citizens belonging to one of the two national church denominations, it appears that the Faroese feel a level of superiority over the whales and are not shy to voice their religious opinions surrounding the hunt.
It was with deep anguish that I received confirmation early Friday afternoon from Faroese police authorities that over 100 pilot whales have been brutally slaughtered in the town of Vestmanna in the Faroe Islands.
Every year during the summer months the Faroese massacre entire pods, or families, of pilot whales as they migrate through adjacent waters.
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