Why did the vikings name Greenland Greenland?
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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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…e continent ofAustralia. Its major feature is the miles-thick icecap thatoccupies the majority of the island, which is the second largesticecap (after Antarctica) on Earth. The north-south length ofGreenland is about 1800 miles (2900 km), the east-west dimensionranging from 400 to 800 miles (640 to 1280 km). (MORE)
Its naming may have been pure propoganda in an attempt to get settelers to make the long voyage to this new world or maybe Its from the Vikings who settled it to try and trick new settlers to come there.
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... =]
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…orses, etc. The name was actually an accurate description of the land at the time. Since that time the Earth had cooled down some and the ice sheets advanced, forcing the Norse settlers out again. A similar history befell the early Norse settlers to "Vineland" (North America). When they arrived the weather was warm enough to grow grapes. Ultimately global cooling drove the Norsemen back to Greenland and then Iceland. The colony in Iceland was well established by that time and survived. In Norse legends written in the 12th century and later, it is told that Eric the Red explored the southeast and southwest coasts of Greenland in A.D. 983-986 and gave the country its name because people would be more likely to go there if it had an attractive name. Greenland was warmer in the tenth century than it is now. There were many islands teeming with birds off its western coast; the sea was excellent for fishing; and the coast of Greenland itself had many fjords where anchorage was good. At the head of the fjords there were enormous meadows full of grass, willows, junipers, birch, and wild berries. Thus Greenland actually deserved its name. Another attraction of Greenland was that Iceland and northwestern Europe, including England, had a grievous year of famine in 976, and people were hungry for food as well as land. (MORE)
When Eric the Red founded it, he named it Greenland to attract people to it. So basically, it was a real estate pitch :)
It is I think named because it has a lot of trees and things that are green.
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…, he named the land GrÅnland ("Greenland"), supposedly in the hope that the pleasant name would attract settlers. (MORE)
Iceland: The first Scandinavian who deliberately sailed to the island now known as Iceland was FlÃ³ki VilgerÃ°arson, also known as Hrafna-FlÃ³ki (Raven-FlÃ³ki). FlÃ³ki settled for one winter at BarÃ°astrÃ¶nd. It was a cold winter, and when he spotted some drift ice in the fjords he g…ave the island its current name, Ãsland (Iceland). Greenland: The name Greenland comes from 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 the land that was rumoured to be to the northwest. After settling there, he named the land GrÃ¦nland ("Greenland"). Greenland was also called Gruntland ("Ground-land") and Engronelant (or Engroneland) on early maps. Whether green is an erroneous transcription of grunt ("ground"), which refers to shallow bays, or vice versa, is not known. The southern portion of Greenland (not covered by glacier) is indeed very green in the summer and was likely to have been even greener in Erik's time because of the Medieval Warm Period. (MORE)
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.
Greenland is green. but there aren't any trees. Alot of greass and alot of rocks.. But also alot of snow and ice.. It was named to make it attractive for people to come and live there.
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.
"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…ts periphery (the source of icebergs). On the ocean coasts, the climate varies substantially from summer to winter.. Coastal regions on the northern half of Greenland experience very cold winter temperatures, but slightly warmer than the continental Arctic, with average January temperatures of â30 Â°C to â25 Â°C (â22 Â°F to â13 Â°F). Summer temperatures average between â12 Â°C and 0 Â°C (10 Â°F and 32 Â°F). In the south , temperatures have a warmer average, between â20 Â°C to 0Â°C in the winter. Average temperatures can exceed 10Â°C in the summer.. Little precipitation occurs in the northernmost area around Peary Land, in contrast to the interior and southern coast. The prevalence of Atlantic cyclones brings from 400 to 1200 mm (16 to 47 inches) of annual precipitation along the southern coast. In some areas, the high coastal mountains will generate extreme amounts, up to 2200 mm (87 inches) yearly. (MORE)
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… for a island they searched and searched and they said look an island. they went there and they called it Greenland.its made out of ice the vikings were hiding place so know one know's where is it.so this how its made.first, it was the first island grown.second,all the states came out and than the vikings were the first to come in the 50 states.thrid,they saw another island they called it markland. prince and the king and all the vikings lived there. there was a scary monster they saw it came in and riped all the vikings body but the king and prince killed the monster. very cool so its really real when you go to Greenland bye. (MORE)
1) It was warmer then, and at least part was green. 2) Real-estate hype ... they wanted colonists.
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 RÃ¸de). After being exiled from Iceland, he returned there in 982, and called the new island Greenland, to attr…act potential settlers. (MORE)
he named it Greenland because it is a very big place the ice is far from the coast and the land between the ice is very green
He wanted people to settle there, so he gave it a name that made the place sound green and lush.
They settled in Greenland and Iceland in the 10th century. Earliest records show they came from Denmark and Sweden so the would have used the Norwegian Sea which is not an Ocean.
The name of Greenland in Greenlandic is Kalaallit Nunaat. Greenlandis the largest island in the world. Its capital is Nuuk.
He wanted people to settle there, so he gave it a name that made it seem like the place was green and lush.
It was actually a collection of things that caused the settlement to fail. The leading factor seems to have been poverty.
they named iceland iceland so that they could keep it for themselves and so that no one would want to go there. they named greenland greenland so that they could trick people and in the process hopefully kill them
Only near the coast, because those are the only ice-free areas. The highest populations are on the southeast and southwest coasts.
because of a climate change in the weather. the wheather ingreenland dirastically dropped forcing the vikings to explore newlands
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
The Norwegian merchant ships stopped coming and the Vikings had noother source of iron. The Vikings needed iron for tools to worktheir farms.
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…lose to their weapons. (MORE)
He wanted people to move there, so he gave it a name where people would think the place was lush and green.
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…land as it beganto cool and iceberg cut them off from their home. (MORE)
There was a climate change. Greenland became so much colder that they couldn't grow crops any more.
nothing, its just a island 15 times bigger than the uk that is covered with snow so you can just have snowball fights
Swedish Vikings came up from Sweden and normally would make a pitstop in Iceland. They would then continue West to hit one of the two Viking settlements on Greenland
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…da. Calling it Whiteland or Snowland would have been redundant. (MORE)
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…f wolves. (MORE)
According to a 2007 estimation, the populaton is around 56, 344. In all honesty, however, the population is probably larger than that now.
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.
Leif Erikson went to greenland and even though greenland had so much ice on it he wanted to attract people there and called it 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…id. (MORE)
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
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…y at the Greenland National Museum in Nuuk. (MORE)
No. There is one little confusing thing though. Iceland is green and warm, while Greenland is covered in snow and ice.
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.
Yes, Greenland is frozen so it has many glacier's (This is a response from the jdDictionary)
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…wfoundland. Obviously the climate was much warmer than today because Newfoundland is not nearly as warm these days. As for Greenland, I believe they saw the lush green valleys they eventually settled in, and since there were no one there before them they became the Indigenous or Aboriginals, the First Nations, of Greenland. (MORE)
Iceland is an area that is not as it sounds, icy. It really isn't most people say the ground is green, meaning you can see land. And Greenland is the opposite,icy.
here are the rivers . Gudenelv (Gods River) . Marrakajik (Schuchert River) . Primulaelv . Zackenberg River West Coast . Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua . Isortup Kuua . Isuitsup Kuua (Igassup Kuua) . Kapisillit River . Majorqaq . Minturn Elv (Minturn River) . Pinguarsuup Alannguata …Kuussua . Qinnguata Kuussua . RÃ¸de Elv (Red River) . Sarfartooq (Sarfortok River) Southern Tip . Kangia River . Narsaq River . Narsarsuaq (Narsarssuak River) . Tosuut River . BÃ¸rglum Elv alexis h. (MORE)
yes but not as long as when they where in iceland infact they died out quite early
It's Iceland.but Iceland's name is Greenland... the other question is why does Greenland's name is Greenland?...is not real
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.
Pretty good. The climate was about 4 degrees Celcius warmer thantoday so they could keep livestock and even farm the land, to somedegree. Fishing was essential, as was wood/timber from NorthAmerica.