Greenland

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 [ˈgriːnlənd]



WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
Green•land  (grēnlənd, -land′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Place Namesa self-governing island belonging to Denmark, located NE of North America: the largest island in the world. 55,558;
    ab. 844,000 sq. mi. (2,186,000 sq. km);
    over 700,000 sq. mi. (1,800,000 sq. km) icecapped.[Cap.:]Godthåb.
Greenland•er, n. 
Greenland•ish, adj. 


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Greenland /ˈɡriːnlənd/ n
  1. a large island, lying mostly within the Arctic Circle off the NE coast of North America: first settled by Icelanders in 986; resettled by Danes from 1721 onwards; integral part of Denmark (1953–79); granted internal autonomy 1979; mostly covered by an icecap up to 3300 m (11 000 ft) thick, with ice-free coastal strips and coastal mountains; the population is largely Inuit, with a European minority; fishing, hunting, and mining. Capital: Nuuk (Godthåb). Pop: 57 000 (2003 est). Area: 175 600 sq km (840 000 sq miles)
    Danish name: Grønland
    Greenlandic name: Kalaallit Nunaat



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