The People


The Inuit came to Greenland over 4,500 years ago. They constitute 80 percent of the total population (55,000) of Greenland. The Inuit nation has a long history of survival in such a harsh climate. This enduring legacy is still apparent today in many towns where seal hunting and fishing provide the main source of Inuit livelihood.

Inuit Language
Greenlandic is an Inuit language that is quite unlike any other language. Click to listen to several simple words and phrases spoken by a young Inuit boy.

Tasiilaq, an Inuit Town
It is largest town in eastern Greenland with a population of almost 2,000 Inuit. See photos depicting the life and people of the town, and nearby Kulusuk.

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