Day of the Icelandic Language Celebrated

jonashallgrimsson_wikiDagur íslenskrar tungu (‘Icelandic Language Day’) is celebrated for the 18th time today. November 16 is the birthday of Icelandic poet Jónas Hallgrímsson (1807-1845), who fought for the preservation of the Icelandic language in the 19th century at which time it was subject to influence by Danish.

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