Umanak (mission)

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For other places in Greenland named Umanak, see Uummannaq (disambiguation)
Umanak is located in Greenland
Umanak
Umanak
Location within Greenland
The Herrnhut mission station Uummannaq at the bay of Nuuk (c.1900)

Umanak (Kalaallisut: Uummannaq, "Heart-shaped") was a former Moravian mission in mid-western Greenland, located upfjord from Neu-Herrnhut (modern Nuuk).[1]

It was founded in 1861 and surrendered to the Lutheran Church of Denmark in 1900.[2][3]

See also[edit]

  • Uummannaq, the unrelated present settlement also sometimes spelt Umanak

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hodge, Frederick Webb. Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico, Vol. 4. Smithsonian Institution, reprinted by Digital Scanning Inc, 2003.
  2. ^ Lüdecke, Cornelia. "East Meets West: Meteorological observations of the Moravians in Greenland and Labrador since the 18th century". History of Meteorology 2, 2005.
  3. ^ Wittman, P. "Greenland". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Robert Appleton Co. (New York), 1909. Accessed 28 Apr 2012.

Coordinates: 64°29′28″N 50°47′56″W / 64.4911°N 50.7988°W / 64.4911; -50.7988