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Thirteen Languages Represented at Reykjavík School

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Thirteen Languages Represented at Reykjavík School

Fellaskóli

A screen shot from last night’s RÚV TV program Rætur on immigration.Photo: RÚV

There is a ninth grade a class in Fellaskóli, a school in the Reykjavík suburb of Breiðholt, in which the students are of thirteen different nationalities, RÚV reports. The mother tongue of three is Polish, of another three it’s Filipino, and of two it’s Russian. The other mother tongues represented among the group are Nepali, Serbian, Chinese, Arabic, Albanian, Vietnamese, English, Ukrainian, Bisaya and Icelandic.

Iceland’s population is made up of residents from 140 countries, from over 100 different language areas.

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