What did Leif Erikson's Viking settlers call their North American home?

  • Newland
  • Norseland
  • Helluland
  • Vinland correct

    The name "Vinland" reportedly means "Land of Wine" and comes from the grapes Erikson and his crew were said to have discovered. There has been some debate over where Vinland was actually located, with the most likely spot around modern Newfoundland. Source: Britannica, Mental Floss

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