(technically correct name: Kalaallit Nunaat). Area: ca. 840,000 sq. mi. World's largest is.; since 1953 an integral part of Den.; under home rule since 1979. Discovered 9th or 10th c.; rediscovered and explored 16th and 17th c. H. P. Egede (see Egede, 1) est. miss. 1721 near Godthaab on the W coast; the Ev. Luth. Ch. (ca. 35,000 mems.) is connected with the Ev. Luth. Ch. of Den.; other chs. include Swed. Free Missions, Seventh-day Adventists, and Jehovah's witnesses. See also Eskimos; Missions Bibliography.
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