The Greenland Place Names Committee's objectives are to collect, register and authorize place names in Greenland, excluding local road and place names.
Furthermore, the Committee is entitled to give guidance to Greenlandic authorities and the public in questions related to place names in Greenland.
The Committee shall work together with institutions and persons who publish authorized lists over, or with those who gives recommendations about Greenlandic place names.
Criteria for authorization of place names
Proposals for place names can not be authorized for following reasons:
By naming in regards to dialectal variations, the principles laid down by the Language Committee
should be followed. The Municipal Authorites have jurisdiction over naming technical installations within city limits.
The Committee has five members, appointed for a four year term. Three of which are appointed by the Cabinet and two members are appointed by the Language Committee, among its members.