Rare languages – Icelandic
Icelandic language (íslenska [is (t) lεnska]) – Indo-European language, Scandinavian group of Germanic languages.
Icelandic is the official language in Iceland. However, it is actively used by residents of not only the island state, but also representatives of the American, Canadian, Norwegian, Danish diasporas.
Most of the Icelandic-speaking people live in Iceland – 350,000; and about 10,000 in Denmark. And also, about 5,000 people speak in it in the United States and about 1,400 in Canada.
In total, around the world this is the native language for half a million people. Icelandic document translations are very popular services, especially for tourists, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
A Bit of History
The history of the language began in the 9th century with the arrival of Norwegians, the Old Norse settlers in Iceland. The oldest existing Icelandic texts were written around the 12th century. These are poems, laws.
An Interesting Fact about Iceland
Most Icelanders have no surnames. In 1925, a special law was passed prohibiting Icelanders from bearing surnames. Nevertheless, about 10% of the population retains them – the most common surnames in Iceland are Tulinius, Dahl, Norddal. Basically, new immigrants do not change their names upon obtaining Icelandic citizenship and retain their names and surnames.
And also Icelanders have only middle names, which are formed by adding to the name of the father- either son (“son”) or dóttir (“daughter”).
The Icelandic alphabet consists of 32 letters.
A Á B D Ð E É F G H I Í J K L M N O Ó P R S T U Ú V X Y Ý Þ Æ Ö
To translate a text from Icelandic: why is it needed?
The translation service is relevant when processing various sources:
- Technical documents: manuals, descriptions, patents.
- Scientific works: dissertations, studies, scientific literature.
- Corporate documents: contracts, agreements, invoices, design estimates, etc.
The Icelandic language is not very common for the reason that it is spoken by only 400-500 thousand people around the world. Therefore, translation services into Icelandic cannot be ordered at every agency. If you require such a service, you can always contact us.
All translation services provided:
- certified translation English to Icelandic
- official translation Icelandic to English
- certified Icelandic to English translator
- translation of documents from English to Icelandic
- English to Icelandic translation services
- notarized translation Icelandic to English
- text translation from English to Icelandic
An Icelandic translator is available at Littera Translation Agency. We have about 8 Icelandic translators and editors. You can look at the prices for translation services in the “Translation prices” section.
Our most commonly used Icelandic translations:
- English – Icelandic
- Spanish – Icelandic
- French – Icelandic
- German – Icelandic
- Norwegian – Icelandic
- Latvian – Icelandic
- Russian – Icelandic
To do this, fill in the online form provided on the website or call Littera today!