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date: 16 October 2019

Aasiaat, Greenland/Denmark (Egedesminde) 

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names

John Everett-Heath

‘The Spiders’ in Inuktitut. The original Inuktitut name was Asiaat. In the centre of a populated region on the west coast of Greenland, the name gives the idea of a spider’s web, although the spiders that live here do not spin webs. It was named in ... ...

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