A description of Greenland. : Shewing the natural history, situation, boundaries, and face of the country; the nature of the soil; the rise and progress of the old Norwegian colonies; the ancient and modern inhabitants; their genius and way of life, and produce of the soil; their plants, beasts, fishes, &c. With a new map of Greenland. And several copper plates representing different animals, birds and fishes, the Greenlanders way of hunting and fishing; their habitations, dress, sports and diversions, &c.
Author(s)Egede, Hans, 1686-1758
KeywordsGeography and Anthropology
Lutheran Church--Catechisms--Kalâtdlisut dialect
Eskimos--Social life and customs
Kalâtdlisut dialect--Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.
Indian linguistics--Kalâtdlisut dialect
Indian linguistics--Eskimo languages
Greenland--Description and travel
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