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Encyclopedia > Old Icelandic

The Old Icelandic language was the most prominent of the Old Norse languages.

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Icelandic language, alphabet and pronunciation (413 words)
Icelandic is the closest of the Northern Germanic languages to Old Norse and it is possible for Icelandic speakers to read the Old Norse sagas in the original without too much difficulty.
The main language of the settlers was Old Norse or the Dansk tunga (Danish tongue).
In 1944 Iceland gained its independence and Icelandic was revived as an official and literary language.
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With Iceland's loss of political independence (1261-64) came a decline in literature, although the linguistic tradition continued and the old writings were still venerated.
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