With a population of 56 186, Greenland is the most sparsely populated country in the world, with locals mainly living along the Fjord-lined coasts or in the capital city, Nuuk. Most locals are descendants of the proto-Inuit (Thule) people, who migrated here from Siberia via the bering strait, although earlier paleo-eskimo people also lived here. Currently, greenland is an autonomous territory of Denmark.

About the photographer

Ishay Govender-Ypma is a freelance travel and culture photojournalist, cookbook and guidebook author. 
Her bylines appear in National Geographic, Saveur, Literary Hub, Roads & Kingdoms, Marie Claire, Food 52 and many other publications.  She has a deep interest in cultural anthropology and what makes us human. Visit

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