Icelandic: outside Iceland?

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Samiq, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. Samiq New Member

    Swedish - Sweden
    Is Icelandic spoken traditionally anywhere outside Iceland by a traditional Icelandic minority? If so, could you please give me one or two links where they talk about this. I haven't been able to find anything.

    Talas isländska traditionellt utanför Island and någon minoritet? Finns det i så fall någon länk där jag kan läsa lite om det?
  2. Rafeind Member

    Icelandic - Iceland
    There were some descendent's of Icelandic people in Canada and Northern USA (Vestur-Íslendingar) that spoke it for some generations after they moved there. I don’t think very many of them do anymore.
  3. Gavril Senior Member

    English, USA
    To my knowledge, the only Icelandic speakers in North America are people who have an individual connection to Iceland (people who have traveled there themselves and have contacts there, etc.). There are probably more such people in areas with a relatively high amount of Icelandic-Americans / Icelandic-Canadians, but I don't think there are any full-fledged communities of Icelandic speakers in either country.

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