or native Kalaallit Nunaat geographical name island in N Atlantic off NE North America belonging to Denmark capital Nuuk area 839,999 square miles (2,175,597 square kilometers), population 55,171 • Greenlander nounGreenlandic adjective

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  • Greenland — • An island stretching from within the Arctic Circle south to about 59 degrees N. latitude, being between 20 degrees and 75 degrees W. longitude Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Greenland     Greenland …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Greenland — (engl. für: Grönland) steht für Air Greenland, grönländische Fluggesellschaft Greenland Connect, Unterseekabel zwischen Grönland, Kanada und Island Greenland Ice Core Project, europäisches Projekt zur Erforschung des grönländischen Inlandeises… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Greenland — es el topónimo en inglés de la isla de Groenlandia, significando literalmente en español «tierra verde». Además, puede hacer referencia a otros lugares: En Barbados: Greenland, localidad en la parroquia de Saint Adrew. En los Estados Unidos:… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Greenland — Greenland, AR U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 907 Housing Units (2000): 361 Land area (2000): 2.732719 sq. miles (7.077710 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.007561 sq. miles (0.019582 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.740280 sq. miles (7.097292 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Greenland — prop. n. An island situated between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, the largest island in the world; it is a Danish territory. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Greenland — O.N. Groenland, so named by its discoverer (986 C.E.) because it would induce settlers to go there, if the land had a good name : Hann gaf nafn landinu ok kallaði Groenland, ok kvað menn þat myndu fysa þangat farar, at landit ætti nafn gott.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Greenland — [grēn′lənd] [orig. so called (ON Grönland, A.D. 986) to attract settlers] self governing island northeast of North America; an integral part of Denmark: it is the world s largest island: 840,000 sq mi (2,175,592 sq km): ice free land 131,931 sq… …   English World dictionary

  • Greenland — For other uses, see Greenland (disambiguation). Greenland Kalaallit Nunaat (Kalaallisut) Grønland (Danish) …   Wikipedia

  • Greenland — Greenlander, n. Greenlandish, adj. /green leuhnd, land /, n. a self governing island belonging to Denmark, located NE of North America: the largest island in the world. 55,558; ab. 844,000 sq. mi. (2,186,000 sq. km); over 700,000 sq. mi.… …   Universalium

  • Greenland — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Greenland <p></p> Background: <p></p> Greenland, the world s largest island, is about 81% ice capped. Vikings reached the island in the 10th century from Iceland;… …   The World Factbook

  • Greenland — This most interesting and unusual surname is probably of English topographical origin from the Old English pre seventh Century words grene , green and the second element land , land, hence the name was given to someone who lived near a patch of… …   Surnames reference

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