About Icelandic Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Icelandic is the official North Germanic language. It is spoken by over 314,000 people in the world. Most of the native speakers are living in Iceland where it is considered the national language. However, this language is a little more conservative as compared to other German languages. This language features western Norwegian dialects. Even the four cases synthetic grammar is also unique. Surprisingly, the written form of this language is not changed much since the 13 century. Icelandic is also quite similar to Faroese especially the written form. It remains distinctive when compared with English and German. Apart from the native speakers in Iceland, this language is also popular in Denmark. Icelandic is spoken by 8000 people in Denmark and around 1400 in Canada.
About Portuguese Language
According to Wikipedia.org, Portuguese is originated from the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is the official language of Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, and Brazil. Portuguese has co-official status in East Timor. Portuguese-speaking people are known as "Lusophone" (lusófono). You will notice the presence of Portuguese culture all across the globe. There are several dialects of Vulgar Latin used in Portuguese. Approximately 215 to 220 million native speakers speak this language. It also features Celtic phonology among speakers. This is also one of the sixth most spoken languages around the world. Portuguese has a lot of influence in South America and the Southern Hemisphere. Interestingly it is also among the top 10 languages in Africa. Due to its popularity, it is also the official language of many American states.