We Want Google Translate!

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The tiny Faroe Islands in Denmark 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.

Read more: Google helps map the Faroe Islands with sheep

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 www.faroeislandstranslate.com

(Visit Faroe Islands Promotion)