Solinus speaks of the luxurious pastures, but the natives he terms an inhospitable and warlike nation.
Probably among the poorest peasantry in the world, support existence in this inhospitable region.
It was an inhospitable way to treat a guest – especially one who had volunteered so much help.
Elevation, which include some of the most fertile and productive areas in Colombia; the temperate districts between 7500 and 10,000 ft., the cold, bleak and inhospitable paramos between 10,000 and 15,000 ft., and above these the arctic wastes of ice and snow.
In the end of the 9th century Iceland was colonized from Norway; and about 985 the intrepid viking, Eric the Red, discovered Greenland, and induced some of his Icelandic countrymen to settle on its inhospitable shores.