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4 edition of Place-names of Canada found in the catalog.

Place-names of Canada

read before the Ottawa Scientific Society, Dec. 3rd, 1897

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by s.n.] in [Ottawa? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Geographical -- Canada.,
  • Noms géographiques -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby George Johnson.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 07622, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 07622
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (25 fr.).
    Number of Pages25
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23352234M
    ISBN 100665076223

    An ideal reference book with more than 2, entries arranged alphabeticaly by province and aided by five maps, Place names of Canada will appeal to anyone interested in place naming in general and in culture and social history of Atlantic Canada.   These interests have led Pearce to projects like “Coming Home to Indigenous Place Names in Canada,” a map that reenvisions Canada through the language and geography of its Indigenous peoples Author: Catherine D'ignazio.

      There are too many Spanish place names to list here, but here are some of the most well-known: U.S. State Names from Spanish California — The original California was a fictional place in the 16th-century book Las sergas de Author: Gerald Erichsen. William B. Hamilton’s more recent Place Names of Atlantic Canada features an extensive chapter on Nova Scotia done in the style of an encyclopedia that is insightful, elegant, and eminently readable. His introductory essay gives an excellent overview of historical context, and, like the book itself, also contains information on New Brunswick.

    Unusual Canadian Place Names. Have you ever wanted to visit Paris, Liverpool, Scotland or Stockholm? Or how about Eyebrow, Baldy Hughes and Blow Me Down? Just come to Canada! Every country has a town or city with a wacky or unusual name, and Canada is certainly no exception! Here is a list of unusual names given to places that you can visit in.   GEOnet World Place Names Server - GEOnet is a database of World place names developed from the country gazetteers that were published by the US Defense Mapping Agency (now the National Imagery and Mapping Agency). It contains place names for over million features throughout the World. Alexandria Digital Library Gazeteer Server - This gazetteer Author: Mimmo Bonanni.


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