Leif Ericsson

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Leif Ericsson (/[unsupported input]ˈlf/ LAYF or /ˈlf/ LEEF; Icelandic: Leifur Eiríksson; Norwegian: Leiv Eiriksson c. 970 – c. 1020) wis a Viking explorer frae Norawa. He wis the first European tae veesit North Americae in historical times. He splored the laund aboot the day's Newfundland, Canadae, cryin it Vinland. He wis the son o Eric the Reid (Eiríkr rauði), a Norwegian ootlaw, that wis the son o anither, Thorvald Asvaldsson (Þorvald Ásvaldsson). His mither wis Þjoðhild. His faither haed stairtit twa Norse colonies, the Wastren Settlement and the Eastren Settlement, in Greenland.