White Greenland and Green Iceland!


What are these names like?
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Greenland for a place that is always snowy and white, and Iceland for a place with good greenery.


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A Norwegian seafarer named Floki went to the island with his family and livestock and settled on its western side.
One spring, he climbed a hill to check the weather. There the ice was seen floating under the water, hence the name of the island was changed to Iceland.


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The old name was Snæland or snow land
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Eric the Red set sail from Iceland to find land in the northwest.
After settling there, he named the place Attractive Grfnland (Greenland) to accommodate more people there.


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Greenland’s first name was Kalaallit Nunaat.
The name means “land of the people”.

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