Faroe Islands Launch Live Translation Service

The Faroe Islands have started their own online translation service in a bid to have their native Germanic language, Faroese, featured on Google Translate.

The Faroe Islands Translate service has been set up by the Visit Faroes tourism organisation, which – instead of providing instant machine translation – passes your request onto a volunteer, who then provides a live or pre-recorded video translation.

Even Prime Minister and former footballer Aksel Vilhelmsson Johannesen is helping out, offering a welcome to visitors in Faroese.