Location within Greenland
Akunnat is a former community in southern Greenland on the island of Akonemiok or Qeqertarsuatsiaat, [1 ] [2 ] 3 miles (4.8 km) from the trading post of Fisher's Inlet ( [3 ] Danish: , the modern settlement of Fiskernæsset Qeqertarsuatsiaat).
The settlement was founded as the
Moravian mission of Lichtenfels (variously translated from the German as "Light Rock", "Light of the Rock", [1 ] or "Rock of Light" [4 ] ) by [5 ] Matthias Stach, the brothers Jens and Peter Haven, and four [6 ] Inuit families in 1748, 1754, [7 ] 1757, [1 ] or 1758. [6 ] Following the first conversions in 1760 [8 ] or 1761, [8 ] the population of the settlement rose to around 300. [6 ] The mission was surrendered to the Lutheran [8 ] Church of Denmark in 1900. [9 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Cranz, David & al. . Longman, 1820. The History of Greenland: including an account of the mission carried on by the United Brethren in that country
^ Del, Anden. " " ["Greenland as Part of the Biblical Narrative – a Study of the 18th-Century"]. Grønland som del af den bibelske fortælling – en 1700-tals studie (Danish)
^ Also given as Kikertarsocitsiak in Brewster, David. " Greenland". The Edinburgh Encyclopedia, Vol 10. J. & E. Parker, 1832.
^ Brightwell, Cecilia Lucy. . The Religious Tract Society, 1870. Romance of modern missions
^ Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church. . A.D.F. Randolph, 1885. The Gospel in All Lands
^ a b c American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. " Biography: Life of Matthew Stach". The Missionary Herald, #19. Samuel T. Armstrong, 1823.
^ Lüdecke, Cornelia. " East Meets West: Meteorological observations of the Moravians in Greenland and Labrador since the 18th century". History of Meteorology 2, 2005.
^ a b c " Mission in Greenland". The Christian Library: Comprising a Series of Standard Works in Religious Literature. Key & Biddle, 1833.
^ Wittman, P. " Greenland". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Co. (New York), 1909. Accessed 28 Apr 2012.
Coordinates: 63°03′00″N 50°24′36″W / 63.05000°N 50.41000°W