Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Few Faroese Terms

Here are a few Faroese terms relating to the pilot whale slaughter. I've already explained a couple of them, but the others are new. Here they are!

Grindadrap: The killing of pilot whales

Grindaknivur: A whaling knife

Grindhval: A pilot whale

Grindamaour: Participant at the grindadrap


  1. Hi Haley. Hope you're having a good spring. Those are some hard words to remember. Let's hope they kill "null Grindahvalur" (zero pilot whales).

  2. Thank you, you too. Yes, they are. The only one I can both remember and know how to pronounce is grindadrap.