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Icelandic (íslenska) is a North Germanic language and derives from the western varieties of the North Germanic language continuum. As such, it is part of the Indo-European family of languages. It is the primary language of the vast majority of the Icelandic population (97%), some 320,000 people.
The closest relatives of Icelandic are the Nordic languages Faroese, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish, but Icelandic has retained more of the inflection of its ancestor, Old Icelandic or Old Norse.
Icelandic uses the Latin alphabet, and the Icelandic alphabet consists of the following 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
The diacritics (accents) over the vowels signify neither stress nor length as in many other languages: instead the vowels with diacritics represent phonemes differing from their counterparts without diacritics.
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