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of Greenland.


Of their Language.

Some Norway Words found in the Greenland language.Though the Greenland Language has no Affinity with other European Tongues, yet it seems to have borrowed some Words from the Norwegians, who formerly inhabited Part of the Land; for such Words agree both in Name and Signification; as, for Example, Kona, a Woman; Nerriok, to eat, from the Norway Word Noerrie. The Herb Angelica, which they in Norway call Quaun, the Greenlanders call Qvaunnek. A Porpoise, in Norway called Nise; they call Nise Ashes, in Norway, Aske, in Greenland, Arkset. A Lamp, in the Norvegian, Kolle, in the Greenlandian, Kollek.