Entry from British & World English dictionary
An Inuit or other indigenous inhabitant of Greenland or Vinland (on the NE coast of North America) at the time of early Norse settlement.
- The sagas suggest that the Skraelings retreated, not knowing what to make of her strange behaviour.
- They began to fashion their dwellings after those of the Skraelings and not plunder the earth.
- Schledermann conjectures that these Skraelings may have been at least in part Dorset people.
From Old Norse Skræling(j)ar (plural).
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