GREENLANDIC TRANSLATION SERVICES
Ampere Translations facilitates translation services from and into Greenlandic. We help companies to communicate beyond the Scandinavian borders, providing effective communications for your brand.
TRADITIONAL CLOTHING AND JEWELLERY
Greenland has gradually modernized its economy but still depends heavily on its fishing industry, with fish products remaining its largest export. Since the early 90’s, tourism has developed, opening up a culture, heritage and food that are unique to this island located in the Canadian Shield of North America. And as travellers from all over the world have discovered this inspiring land, interest in traditional Greenlandic fashion and jewellery has re-emerged.
The fashion industry in Greenland pays respect to Nature and the traditional way of life. Inuit feel a great sense of responsibility when hunting seals, and animals are killed for their meat; the sealskin is always secondary. Therefore, it is ethically correct to buy sealskin products from Greenland. Thanks to new techniques in the skin tanning process, today’s fashion not only includes clothes designed for outdoor use, but also designs for indoor use in an elegant Scandinavian style.
Jewellery from Greenland is inspired by the wildlife and original culture of the country. It is handcrafted and made of bone, claws, teeth and soapstone, so each item is a unique work of art. Attractive and precious stones are also used by talented artists to create exclusive pieces that travellers love.
The Greenlandic language is roughly divided into four dialects: South, West, East and the Thule dialect. West Greenlandic is the official language in Greenland, along with Danish.
Words are formed with a root, one or more affixes and a suffix. Thus, a word can be very long and can mean what corresponds to a whole sentence in other languages.
The language continues to evolve, and highly descriptive words are created for new concepts; for example, the word “computer” is qarasaasiaq (artificial brain).
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If language barriers are preventing the promotion of your products or services in Europe, Canada or the USA, we will advise you on the types of translation services that we can provide for your brand.
Please get in touch and let us know how we can help you.