Umanak (mission)

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Umanak is located in Greenland
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


  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