• Aluu is a common greeting in Greenland. We present to you some interesting information about Greenland.

    In case you are from Greenland and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    Greenlandic is the official language of the people of Greenland, Denmark. There are around 57,000 native speakers of the Thai language. West Greenlandic, also known as Kalaallisut, is the standard dialect of the Greenlandic language.

    Here are some of the interesting facts about the Greenlandic people:

    1. The sun does not set from May 25th to July 25th. On the Arctic Circle the midnight sun only lasts for about half an hour, but the further north you get, the longer it lasts. June 21, the longest day of the year, is a national holiday. July is the only month when Greenland's temperature reaches above freezing.

    2. Did you know that "Kayak" and "igloo" are Greenlandic words that have been adopted directly by other languages?

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    (Image source: https://sunrise.maplogs.com/greenland.746.html)

    1. There are a number of hot springs that attract visitors throughout the year to their balmy temperatures averaging between 98 and 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

    2. Scientists have estimated that the Greenland ice sheet is between 400,000 and 800,000 years old.

    3. Did you know that The name Greenland means "Land of People"?

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    (Image source: https://phys.org/news/2019-12-drone-images-greenland-ice-sheet.html)

    1. Fishing and grants from Denmark are the primary sources of income for inhabitants in Greenland. In recent years, the country's tourism industry has been expanding as well.

    2. The largest town in southern Greenland is Qaqortoq, which has been occupied for about 4,300 years. Stop by the Qaqortoq museum for a glimpse back in time with an art collection from the Dorset, Thule, and Norse cultures.

    3. The Hvalsey Church, which was the first Christian church on the continent, is one of the best-preserved Norse ruins.

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    (Image source: https://shutupandtakemethere.com/index.php/posts/qaqortoq-greenland)

    These are some of the interesting facts about Greenlandic culture. If you want to share some more information like this, please comment below!


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