Picture Languages

Icelandic speaking countries

Icelandic is the official language in Iceland and is spoken in 1 more countries as monther tongue by a part of the population. The Icelandic language (native name: Íslenska) has its roots in the Indo-European language family.
With a share of around 96%, it is most widespread in Iceland. A total of about 356,853.0 people worldwide speak Icelandic as their mother tongue.
Distribution Icelandic

CountryRegionOfficial languageDistributionTotal
IcelandNorthern Europeyes95.7 %356,000
GreenlandNorth Americano1.0 %600

Unless otherwise described in the text, this page is about native speakers - not the total number of speakers. How many people understand or speak Icelandic as a subsequently learned language is not the subject of this page. Countries where native speakers make up only a few thousand or even a few hundred people, or countries with a percentage well below 1%, are maybe not listed here.