Germanic languages. It developed from the Norse speech brought to Iceland by settlers from western Norway in the 9th – 10th centuries. Old Icelandic (see Old Norse) is the language of the sagas and other medieval poems. In grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, modern Icelandic is the most conservative of the Scandinavian languages; modern Icelanders can still read Old Norse sagas. Icelandic once borrowed words from Danish, Latin, and the Celtic and Romance languages, but a purist movement that began in the early 19th century has replaced most of these loanwords with words formed only from Icelandic elements. “Icelandic is one of the Nordic languages, which are a subgroup of the Germanic languages.” by http://www.nat.is/travelguideeng/icelandic_language.htmhealth care and education. The standard of living is high and the average life expectancy for men is 77 and for women 82 years. Family ties are strong in Iceland and people like to celebrate national holidays or other special events with their families. Icelanders are generally known to be individualistic, self-reliant, friendly and open-minded. Some Icelanders are a little shy and reserved toward foreigners, but this shouldn’t be mistaken for coldness. In general, Icelanders are hospitable people and welcoming once they get to know the other person a little better. Many Icelanders are proud of their advanced, egalitarian and highly literate society. The country’s crime rate is very low and poverty is close to zero. Cleanliness is highly valued and there is little pollution. Iceland is the most geographically isolated of Europe’s nations and only sparsely populated, but it is prosperous and high technology is pervasive.
I always wanted to go to Iceland. When I always hear the name I thought the whole land was ice. I was wrong some part of it. There things about Iceland I wanted to talk about, language, people, and culture.
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Icelanders are literate and enjoy excellent access to
Iceland shares a common cultural heritage with Scandinavian countries of Norway, Sweden, and Denmark and the last’s crown dependency the Faroe Islands. Icelanders, however, unlike other Scandinavians; have continued to use in al of Scandinavia; it also re-introduced in the Faroe Islands. The Icelandic system does not use family names. A person’s surname indicates the first name of the person father or in some cases mother.
Iceland have a beautiful culture, language, and people. Maybe they have a very different way of living with us, but is can of interesting. Iceland is can of cultural diffusion.