From Greenland + -ish, influenced by Norwegian and Danish Grønlandisk.
(preferred) Greenlandic (language only) Kalaallisut
Greenlandish The official language of Greenland, an Eskimo-Aleut language written with the Latin alphabet. 1875, Hinrich Rink, Robert Brown, Tales and traditions of the Eskimo: Taking it for granted that Greenlandish may be held to represent the Eskimo tongue in general, we shall endeavour to give an idea of its remarkable construction. 1996, Hans Goebl, Linguistique de contact: The linguistic character of Faroese and Greenlandish are very different, Greenlandish being an Eskimo language whereas Faroese is a Nordic language with roots in Old Norwegian.
Adjective Greenlandish (not comparable) Of, from, or pertaining to Greenland, its people, or its language. 1986, Lee M. Hollander, The Poetic Edda: Intimately connected with the question of the date is that of the home of Eddic poetry. There is fair agreement about only two poems: "Atlamál," which is generally allowed to be of Greenlandish origin, and the "Prophecy of Grípir," which no doubt was composed by an Icelander of the twelfth century
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