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 (fâr′ō-ēz′, -ēs′)
Variant of Faroese.
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(ˌfɛərəʊˈiːz) or


1. (Placename) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language
2. (Peoples) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language
3. (Languages) of, relating to, or characteristic of the Faeroes, their inhabitants, or their language
npl -ese
4. (Languages) the chief language of the Faeroes, closely related to Icelandic, although they are not mutually intelligible
5. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of the Faeroes
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or Far•o•ese

(ˌfɛər oʊˈiz, -ˈis)

n., pl. -ese,
adj. n.
1. a native or inhabitant of the Faeroe Islands.
2. the North Germanic language of the Faeroese.
3. of or pertaining to the Faeroe Islands, their inhabitants, or the language Faeroese.
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Noun1.Faeroese - a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
Nordic, North Germanic, North Germanic language, Scandinavian language, Scandinavian, Norse - the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
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BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-September 22, 2011--Moody's reduces Faeroese BankNordik's deposit ratings to Baa3/Prime-3(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
5 July 2010 - Faeroese Atlantic Airways (ICE: FO-AIR) said on Saturday that it has agreed to phase out its two remaining BAE 146-200 aircraft.
No, that's not a Faeroese football club, but the Icelandic volcano with the tongue-twisting name which closed much of the airspace above these isles again this week.
Faeroese commercial bank P/F Foroya Banki (CPH: FO-BANK) has said that it has agreed to take over 12 branches of Danish sector player Sparbank A/S (CPH: SPB), paying DKK355m for goodwill.
Moreover, while I would never wish to downplay the ability of Jakobsen both in recording his findings accurately and interacting empathetically with his subjects through his own insular origin, the great Faeroese scholar could not possess the native speaker perception Hugh Marwick had: what Marwick considers to be accurate is likely to be accurate.
But they kept the Faeroese language alive and today, everybody speaks Faeroese.
He was also for many years an MLA bibliographer and published extensively on translations of Icelandic, and also Faeroese, literature into world literatures.
This showed that Norwegian and Faeroese trout making significant strides in the EU market, rising from 3.5 per cent in 2000, to 11 per cent in 2001 and 16.7 per cent in 2001-2 (October to September).
By patrolling the Faeroese waters, Paul and his sea shepherds have been able to locate pods of migrating whales and deflect them from the shore.
He coined the term "Norseberry Jam" and created an elflike mascot based on Faeroese folklore.