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We Want Google Translate!

The tiny Faroe Islands are once again taking on giant Google in a bid to have their unique language included on Google Translate. They have created their very own Faroe Islands Translate. With less than 80,000 people speaking Faroese worldwide, and a growing tourism market, the Faroe Islands realise that not being included on Google Translate has frustrated visitors who can’t fully immerse in their unique traditional culture by learning a few phrases in Faroese. Creating their very own version of the online translation service, with the help of locals who will translate live by video, Faroe Islands Translate will provide a free online service for those visiting the destination or, in fact, anyone around the world curious to learn a little of this unusual language. From sheep farmers to school teachers, chefs to social workers, this initiative provides an opportunity to see the friendly Faroese before visiting, and to gain a window on their magical world. Try yourself at faroeislandstranslate.com.

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