Why is Greenland named Greenland?
It is I think named because it has a lot of trees and things that are green.
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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 northe…ast coast ofNorth America. It lies immediately east of northern Canada. It is the largest island in the world, aside from the 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).
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.
Erik the Red (Danish: Erik den RÃ¸de) named Greenland
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 t…he 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, horses, 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.
Greenland is an island.
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, alon…g 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.
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). FlÃ…³ki settled for one winter at BarÃ°astrÃ¶nd. It was a cold winter, and when he spotted some drift ice in the fjords he gave 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.
Some danish guy named it Greenland because it sounded good. Though some people say he called it Grundland (Groundland) and somehow it became GrÃ¸nland (Greenland)...
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
nothing, its just a island 15 times bigger than the uk that is covered with snow so you can just have snowball fights
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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 frigid.
In Snow and Ice
because when it has no ice its all green