Icelandic

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Icelandic is a Germanic Language spoken in Iceland. It is directly descended from Old Norse, although some linguists recognise an early phase as Old Icelandic.

It is the language of the sagas, many of which were written by Iceland's greatest literary figure, Snorri Sturluson. Modern Icelandic is still close enough to the old language that modern speakers can understand the sagas without too much trouble.

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