The Language Secretariat of Greenland

Publication of Greenlandic names

Greenlandic personal names · their meaning and background

ISBN 978-87-990324-3-3
360 pages, format: hardcover binding with pictures

Normal price: 280 DKK (CAN$ 55 – US$ 40 – € 40)

NOW: 150 DKK (CAN$ 30 – US$ 23 – € 21)

In recent years Oqaasileriffik has received an increase in inquiries focusing on the origin and meaning of Greenlandic personal names. Consequently, selected responses have been edited and translated, and is now available in encyclopedic form, comprising 400 articles with individual personal names. This book also contains a revised list of registered Greenlandic forenames, surnames and foreign names adapted into Greenlandic pronunciation. 

The book is in Greenlandic, Danish and English.

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Atuagkat Boghandel ApS
Phone: +299 32 17 37 · e-mail: 

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