Greenlandic Submitted Place Names

Greenlandic names are used by the indigenous people of Greenland.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aasiaat (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "spiders" in Greenlandic, though spiders are very rare on the island. Aasiaat is town in Greenland.
Ilulissat (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the icebergs" in Greenlandic. Ilulissat is the 3rd largest town in Greenland.
Kalaallit Nunaat (Country) Greenlandic
Means "land of the Kalaallit". This is the Greenlandic endonym for Greenland. Kalaallit is the name of the dominant ethnic group on the island.
Maniitsoq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "place of rugged terrain" in Greenlandic. Maniitsoq is a city and ice cap in Greenland.
Nanortalik (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the place with polar bears" in Greenlandic, ultimately derived from nanoq "polar bear". Nanortalik is the southernmost town in Greenland.
Narsaq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "field, plain" in Greenlandic. Narsaq is town in southern Greenland.
Nuuk (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "cape" in Greenlandic. Nuuk is the capital and largest city of Greenland.
Paamiut (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the people who live at the mouth". Paamiut is town in Greenland, located at the mouth of the Kuannersooq Fjord.
Qaqortoq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "white" in Greenlandic. Qaqortoq is the 4th largest town in Greenland.
Qasigiannguit (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the place with spotted seals" in Greenlandic.
Sisimiut (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the residents at the foxholes" in Greenlandic. Sisimiut is the second largest town in Greenland.
Tasiilaq (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the place with a lake" in Greenlandic. Tasiilaq is a town on the east coast of Greenland.
Upernavik (Settlement) Greenlandic
Means "the springtime place" in Greenlandic.
Uummannaq (Other) Greenlandic
Means "heart-shaped" in Greenlandic, ultimately derived from uummat "heart". Uummannaq is the name of several places in Greenland, including a mountain, a town, an island, and a fjord.