Why did the vikings name Greenland Greenland?

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Some danish guy named it Greenland because it sounded good. Though some people say he called it Grundland (Groundland) and somehow it became Grønland (Greenland)...
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Where is Greenland?

Greenland is an autonomous region of the European country ofDenmark, and consists of a vast island stretching from the NorthAtlantic Ocean to the Arctic Ocean along the northeast coast ofNorth America. It lies immediately east of northern Canada. It is the largest island in the world, aside from th (MORE)

Where did Greenland get its name from?

The Vikings called it Greenland so people would want to go there as they thought it was nice and lush. They also gave Iceland its name so no-one would want to visit and take the goods they had secretly found... =]

How did Greenland get its name?

Answer The story of it being just clever advertising is widely told and believed, but it is a myth. At the time that Greenland was discovered, the Earth was a bit warmer and southern Greenland actually had green meadows and could sustain villages of Norse settlers and their cattle, sheep, goats, h (MORE)

Where did Greenland get its name?

The name Greenland comes from the early Scandinavian settlers. In the Icelandic sagas, it is said that Norwegian-born Erik the Red was exiled from Iceland for murder. He, along with his extended family and thralls, set out in ships to find a land rumored to lie to the northwest. After settling there (MORE)

Why is Iceland named Iceland and Greenland named Greenland?

Iceland: The first Scandinavian who deliberately sailed to the island now known as Iceland was Flóki Vilgerðarson, also known as Hrafna-Flóki (Raven-Flóki). Flóki settled for one winter at Barðaströnd. It was a cold winter, and when he spotted some drift ice in the fjords he g (MORE)

What if US was on Greenland?

I don't understand your question, but if the United States were in the same latitude as Greenland, then the temperature would quite obviously be a lot lower, as they would be further away from the equator.

What is the Greenland effect?

The Greenland effect occurs when you attempt to make a flatrepresentation of a sphere. The result is the poles become wildlyexaggerated , and the middle is distorted also.

What is the climate in Greenland?

"Greenland" may have received its name because it was one of the few places that far north that had substantial vegetation on its southern coast, especially during a warmer period from 800 to 1300 AD. The large permanent ice cap can partially thaw on its surface, and there are many glaciers around i (MORE)

How was Greenland made?

well Greenland was the first island open it was realy opened first if you go there. there is vikings but not like the football players of vikings the real vikings im talking about.you should know where is Greenland close to Canada its cool so yeah.ill show you how its made man.vikings were searching (MORE)

Why was Greenland called Greenland?

Although the coasts of the island are very green in the summer when they are ice-free, it may have been part of the colonization efforts by its discoverer, Erik the Red (Danish: Erik den Røde). After being exiled from Iceland, he returned there in 982, and called the new island Greenland, to attr (MORE)

How did the country of Greenland get its name?

Eric the Red ,in the10th century ,thought that the name would attract more settlers if he gave it an inviting name. It could have been during a period of warmer climates where the coast was indeed green and fertile.. Nice bit of propaganda

How could the vikings stay longer in Greenland than in north America?

They had to leave in North America due to a "misunderstanding" with the Native Americans. After a battle, Ericson knew he could not stay there in peace, and so left. They had originally established trade relations with the natives, but the viking who guarded the armory had slain a native who got c (MORE)

Lack of what resource caused the viking settlement of greenland to fall?

Lack of food was an important resource that caused the Vikingsettlement of Greenland to fail. The Norse preferred livestock anddid not adapt to the thin soil and short growing period ofGreenland. They also did not eat fish or the ring seals that wereplentiful leading to them having to abandon the is (MORE)

What can you do in Greenland?

nothing, its just a island 15 times bigger than the uk that is covered with snow so you can just have snowball fights

Why are Iceland and Greenland named the opposite of their climates?

Although it is much greener than Greenland, there is a lot of ice in and around Iceland. Although naming the large subcontinental island "Greenland" may have been an attempt at deceptive promotion to the Vikings, it does have greenery along the coasts, more than some areas in Norway or northern Cana (MORE)

Does Greenland have wildlife?

yes of course as with every where else. The waters surrounding greenland are very rich and so there is a huge number of marine mammals ranging from large numbers of walrus, to many species of whales. Musk oxen are found on greenland (over 3000) as are polar bears, reindeer even a growing number o (MORE)

Why is Greenland mainly ice but has green in the name?

Greenland is called Greenland because centuries ago the vikings named that land Greenland even though it was mostly ice and wind so they could trick their enemies into thinking it was green. And its the same thing for Iceland.

Why do people think that Greenland is not a good name for Greenland?

Lots of people do not think Greenland is an appropriate name for it because Greenland used to be warm and had open fields. So when the Norse settlers came they enjoyed living there, but the Earth soon becamecold and forced the Norse settlers out so Greenland was not Green anymore it was icy and frig (MORE)

Are there trees in Greenland?

No,normally in greenland,there aren't trees because greenland have got an arctic climate in the polar zone.But in the southern part of greenland there is a subpolar zone with a warmer climate and there grow trees

What is special about Greenland?

there are mummy's in Greenland 8th mummies (six women's and two children were found and they were all mummies and In 1972 they were found by two hunters, brothers, Hans gronvold and his brother jokum, discovered them. The six-month-old child and three of the female mummies are on permanent displa (MORE)

Is Greenland Iceland?

No. There is one little confusing thing though. Iceland is green and warm, while Greenland is covered in snow and ice.

Is Greenland a Jewish name?

Greenland is an Irish name. This is proven because Irish people are always represented by something green, such as a clover, or Saint Patricks Day. Greenland is well not green but still called green.

What physical features did the vikings see when they arrived in Canada and Greenland?

When they first saw Canada they saw Flat and Rocky so they called it Helluland, likely Baffin Island. Then they sailed south and saw a land with many Trees so they called it Markland, likely Labrador. They continued south and found a lovely valley with many grapes so they named it Vinland. Likely Ne (MORE)

Is they rivers in Greenland?

here are the rivers . Gudenelv (Gods River) . Marrakajik (Schuchert River) . Primulaelv . Zackenberg River [edit]West Coast . Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua . Isortup Kuua . Isuitsup Kuua (Igassup Kuua) . Kapisillit River . Majorqaq . Minturn Elv (Minturn River) . Pinguarsuup Alannguata (MORE)

What are the names of some famous Greenland chefs?

One of my personal favorite chefs in Greenland is Khush Saran. She isnt very famous but she doses amazing work with chocolate. She owns a little store in Greenlands capital caled 'This magic from Heaven' so tasty go and try it.