Faroese

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From Faroe +‎ -ese.

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Faroese (not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to the Faroe Islands, Faroese people or the Faroese language.

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Faroese (countable and uncountable, plural Faroese)

  1. (countable) A person from the Faroe Islands, Faroe Islander or Faeroe Islander
  2. (uncountable) The language of the Faroe Islands, closely related to Icelandic, and more distantly to Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish

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As with other nationalities formed with -ese, the countable singular noun in reference to a person (as in "I am a Faroese", "writing about Faroese cuisine as a Faroese") is uncommon and often taken as incorrect. In its place, the adjective is used, by itself (as in "I am Faroese") or with a word like person, man, or woman ("writing about Faroese cuisine as a Faroese person").

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