The purpose of the release of the “Greenland Pilot - Explanations of the place names” has been to bring together all the information about the Greenlandic place names, and to provide users of the newly released West Greenland charts to find out about the significance of the place names. The new charts use new Greenlandic orthography as opposed to the older charts as well as some publications that use old Greenlandic orthography.
The “Greenland Pilot - Explanations of the place names” have been prepared on information on place names in ”Greenland Pilot - Sailing Directions for West Greenland“, “Greenland Pilot - Sailing Directions for East Greenland“ and “Den grønlandske Havnelods“. (Only in Danish). All place names have been reviewed and updated by Oqaasileriffik – The Greenland Language Secretariat.
The publication includes “translation“ / explanation in English of Greenlandic place names specified with both new and old Greenlandic orthography.