Skraeling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

After Old Norse Skrælingar, the Norse name for the native inhabitants of Greenland.

Noun[edit]

Skraeling (plural Skraelings)

  1. A member of a race of native people encountered by early Norse settlers to Greenland, often equated with Inuit or American Indians.

Proper noun[edit]

Skraeling

  1. A little-known language once spoken by the now extinct Beothuk Indians of Newfoundland (also called Beothuk or Red Indian).