Faroe Islanders

people from or residents of the Faroe Islands

Faroe Islanders are people who inhabit the Faroe Islands.

Faroese people
Faroese folk dance club from vagar.jpg
Faroese folk dancers, in national costumes.
Total population
c. 70,000
Regions with significant populations
 Faroe Islands≈50,000[1]
Faroese, Danish (Gøtudanskt accent)
Lutheranism (Church of the Faroe Islands)
Historically also the Norse religion and Roman Catholicism (1000–1538)
Related ethnic groups
Other Germanic peoples
(especially North Germanic peoples);


  1. According to a 2009 estimate, the population of the Faroe Islands was 49,000, ~92% of that population was Faroese born, which is approximately 45,000. (See demographics of the Faroe Islands)
  2. Politiken, 2006 (newspaper written in Danish)
  3. "Table 5 Persons with immigrant background by immigration category, country background and sex. 1 January 2009". www.ssb.no.