Definition of Greenland in English:

Greenland

Syllabification: Green·land
Pronunciation: /ˈgrēnlənd
 
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A large island that lies to the northeast of North America, mostly within the Arctic Circle; population 57,600 (est. 2009); capital, Godthåb (Nuuk). Danish name Grønland; called in Inuit Kalaallit Nunaat.

Only 5 percent of Greenland is habitable; the population is largely Inuit. Formerly a Norse and a Danish settlement, Greenland became a dependency of Denmark in 1953 with internal autonomy in 1979. It withdrew from the European Community in 1985

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Greenlander

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  • It's important for Greenlanders to have meat on the table.
  • He was recognized by both Greenlanders and others around the world for his dedication to the rights of indigenous peoples.
  • Mr Lyberth urged the 600 civil servants under his control to use similar methods to improve the strained relations between Greenlanders and Danes, who make up about a fifth of the island's population.

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