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new stubEdit

Just a heads up that I've created Faroes (sheep), which could especially use some help looking for interwiki links. Thanks, Steven Walling 01:44, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

House SparrowEdit

Does the House Sparrow have any special significance in the Faroe Islands? (Is it the national bird, etc.) If not, I'll remove it from the scope of this WikiProject, since the House Sparrow is found on more than half the world's land area, so putting it in the scope of a geographic WikiProjects is a bit odd. —innotata (TalkContribs) 19:32, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

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FV AthenaEdit

The Faroe registered ship FV Athena suffered a fire yesterday. This was the second fire suffered by the ship. According to this powerpoint presentation (image #23), the previous fire was on 4 July 2007. Are there any members of this WP who can find online sources (in Danish?) for this event, so that the article can be expanded. Article is not tagged with as being of interest to this WP, I'll leave that to members of this WP to decide upon. Mjroots (talk) 09:07, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of KnúkurEdit

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The article Knúkur has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

A search for references found no published (gBooks) support for the claims of this article. Fails WP:N and WP:V. Other language articles are also unreferenced.

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Jeepday (talk) 16:25, 5 December 2010 (UTC)

I have added a reference. According to (official Faroese website of the Environmental Office) the name of this mountain is Knútur. A page with this title already excist, (it redirects to Knut). EileenSanda (talk) 10:34, 18 March 2013 (UTC)


Heljareyga In ictu oculi (talk) 01:28, 18 March 2013 (UTC)


The usage of Guðrún/Gudrun is under discussion, see talk:Guðrún -- (talk) 00:31, 4 July 2013 (UTC)

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Template:West Nordic Council (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs) has been nominated for deletion -- (talk) 01:33, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

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I've added a B-class assessment for Tórshavn at the article's talk page, with suggestions for further work. — Sasuke Sarutobi (talk) 13:10, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Education in the Faroe IslandsEdit

I've created an article about Education in the Faroe Islands. I'm sure I've missed a couple of things (or even more), as I only had access to English language material (I have no knowledge of Faroese, or any other Scandinavian language, at all). Anyone capable of, is more than welcome to develop the article. One thing that crossed my mind is the status of Danish language in the Faroese Education system. I couldn't find a lead to write something about it.Hansi667 (talk) 14:55, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Since I've started with educational subjects I've created two more articles: University of the Faroe Islands (Faroese: Fróðskaparsetur Føroya) and Centre of Maritime Studies and Engineering (Faroese: Vinnuháskúlin). Please have a look and add additional information if necessary. Hansi667 (talk) 19:07, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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Faroese football players articlesEdit

Having just created an article about Heðin á Lakjuni I've found some valuable resources for Faroese football players. has accumulative statistics for almost every Faroese football player as well as a database of nearly every football match in the Faroe Islands. has statistics for Faroese international players. Finally has a database dating as far back as 1997. It covers every football match, transfers, and has a lot of news. Wit a little help from google translate and new articles about Faroese players could be really well documented. Hope that helps. Hansi667 (Neighbor Of The Beast) a penny for your thoughts? 21:35, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

AfD nomination - List of airlines of the Faroe IslandsEdit

I have nominated for deletion the article List of airlines of the Faroe Islands. The discussion can be found here. Olidog (talk) 16:16, 7 March 2017 (UTC)

Same-sex marriageEdit

Hi. It seems that the Faroese parliament approved a bill related to same-sex marriage on 30 May, but I have no clue about the details because all available sources are in the Faroese language, see [1],[2],[3],[4],[5]. Could someone to translate in general the content of these sources?. Ron 1987 (talk) 02:46, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

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Abandoned Portal?Edit

Portal:Faroe Islands has been categorized in Category:Abandoned country portals. If the members of this WikiProject are interested in "un-abandoning" it, please do so by adding additional content to the Portal. UnitedStatesian (talk) 11:05, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

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Links between English and Frisian peoples and languagesEdit

Editors here may wish to join the discussion at Talk:English people about the links (or not) between the English and Frisian peoples and languages which has arisen in the wake of multiple deletions and, in some cases, reversions and re-reversions of links between these topics, so a consensus would be helpful. Other articles affected include: Frisians, Saterland Frisians and Faroe Islanders. There may be more. Cheers. Bermicourt (talk) 13:46, 18 July 2021 (UTC)

GA ReassessmentEdit

Hooded crow has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. OnlyFixingProse (talk) 06:49, 15 April 2022 (UTC)