Faroese fowk or Faroe Islanders (Faroese: føroyingar, Dens: færinger) are a Northwastren European ethnic group an naition native tae the Faroe Islands. The Faroese are o mixt Norse an Gaelic origins.

Faroese fowk
føroyingar
Faroese folk dance club from vagar.jpg
Faroese fowk dancers, in naitional onpits.
Tot population
c. 70,000
Regions wi signeeficant populations
 Faroe Islands≈50,000[1]
 Denmark21,687[2]
 Norawa1,981[3]
 Iceland500
 Finland20[4]
Leids
Faroese, Dens (Gøtudanskt accent)
Releegion
Lutheranism (Kirk o the Faroe Islands)
Historically also the Norse releegion and Roman Catholicism (1000–1538)
Relatit ethnic groups
Icelanders, Norwegians, Dens, Shetlanders, Orcadians, Erse, Ingles, Scots, Swades
North Germanic fowks or Celts

Aboot 21,000 Faroese bide in neebourin kintras, particular in Denmark, Iceland an Norawa. Maist Faroese are ceetizens of the Kinrick o Denmark, in whilk the Faroe Islands are a constituent kintra. The Faroese leid is yin o the North Germanic leids and is closely relatit tae Icelandic an tae wastren Norse varieties.

  1. Accordin tae a 2009 estimate, the population o the Faroe Islands wis 49,000, ~92% o that population wis Faroese born, whilk is aboot 45,000. (See demographics o the Faroe Islands)
  2. Politiken, 2006 (newspaper scrieved in Dens)
  3. "Table 5 Persons with immigrant background by immigration category, country background and sex. 1 January 2009". www.ssb.no.
  4. "Väestö 31.12. muuttujina Maakunta, Kieli, Ikä, Sukupuoli, Vuosi ja Tiedot". Tilastokeskuksen PX-Web tietokannat.