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Resources for Greenlandic (Kalaallisut)?

I've decided to move forward on plans to learn Greenlandic, but I can't find any available learning resources. People told me to get "Grønlandsk for begyndere I" by Keld Thor Pedersen, but apparently its out of print. I also want to have some level of proficiency before I make a costly trip to Greenland... does anyone know of good resources out there?

October 26, 2016



A former Duolingoer started to make an excellent Memrise course that can be found here.

Assuming you can read Danish reasonably well, the Qaagit course is still in print and comes with three CDs of audio. It's also possible to find a copy of Michael Fortescue's grammar of West Greenlandic online if you search (physical copies of the book seem nigh unobtainable); it is far from pedagogic, however. There's also a short grammar in print by Jerrold Sadock published by Lincom available here, but as I don't have a copy of this book myself I cannot comment on its usefulness.


That is a large course. I might sign up on it myself.


http://www.rci.rutgers.edu/~mbittner/kalaallisut-texts/ - texts in Greenlandic with English translations

http://old.bibelselskabet.dk/grobib/web/bibelen.htm - the Bible in Greenlandic

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/13306580 - some lessons on Duolingo

http://www.ilinniusiorfik.gl/oqaatsit/daka - Greenlandic - Danish dictionary

http://www.oqaasileriffik.gl - Greenlandic - English - Danish dictionary


https://www.mediafire.com/?z5raoj6jr4awf - Greenlandic textbooks, grammars, dictionaries, books (including not only Kalaallisut, but also Tunumiut and Inuktun)

http://forum.unilang.org/viewtopic.php?f=122=15699 - some lessons on Unilang




It is all the resources I could find in the internet. I've also listed them in my discussion requesting Greenlandic. There is also a group on livejournal "learn nordic", most of these links I've got from there.


There is a small list of resources here. It's definitely not the easiest to find stuff for, but this post on tumblr is detailed and might be useful for you. :) Hope this helps a bit.

Edit: I just found this tumblr blog which you might be interested in: http://learngreenlandic.tumblr.com/


Yippie, that's my blog on tumblr and I got mentioned :DD


hier, kriegst ein paar Lingots von mir :D

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