About dictionaries


The dictionaries ”Oqaatsit”, revised in 2004, and “Ordbogen” published in 2003 was digitalized by Ilinniusiorfik in cooperation with Oqaasileriffik.

Click here to see the DAKA dictionary online



Greenlandic English Dictionary

Oqaasileriffik the Greenland Language Secretariat in collaboration with Inerisaavik – Centre for Pedagogical and Materials Development and In Service Training of Teachers is preparing a Greenlandic-English Dictionary for graduating classes in the Public School.

During this process, Schultz Lorentzen’s ‘Dictionary of the West Greenland Eskimo Language’ – which was printed in 1927 as an English translation of his ‘Den grønlandske ordbog – grønlandsk dansk’ (The Greenlandic Dictionary – Greenlandic Danish) from 1926 – has been transcribed into the new and old Greenlandic orthography using Microsoft Excel.

The dictionary work is still at the editing phaze, new entries will be added, and old entries will be revised.

Given the scarcity of dictionary material from Greenlandic into English, Oqaasileriffik’s management have found it important that this transcription be available to all.

Please note that the transcription is yet to be edited.

Download here (Excel)


Jonathan Petersen has published ordbogêraĸ in 1951. The second edition was published in 1967 with Nikolaj Rosing as editor.

ordbogêraĸ is a good tool for people interested in Greenlandic language.

For this reaseon, Oqaasileriffik has put the ordbogêraĸ (digital form) on the website  so everyone can have the opportunity to search words on it.

Erik Fleischer has digitized ordbogêraĸ, both in the old and new orthography and og has revised it in 2017.

You can download the digital form ordbogêraĸ here: