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Place names of Atlantic Canada

Author: William B Hamilton
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1996.
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Almost a millennium has passed since the Norse first discovered Vinland; but even earlier the Amerindian and Inuit people bestowed their own place names on Atlantic Canada. Many of these have survived not only the centuries and a variety of translations but also several attempts at cultural assimilation. There followed names from Basque, Portuguese, French, British, and other sources.Information about the evolution  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Livres numériques
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hamilton, William B. (William Baillie), 1930-
Place names of Atlantic Canada.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©1996
(DLC) 96223624
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William B Hamilton
ISBN: 9781442678507 144267850X
OCLC Number: 244764658
Description: 1 online resource (x, 502 pages) : map
Contents: 1. Windows on History and Culture --
2. New Brunswick --
3. Newfoundland and Labrador --
4. Nova Scotia --
5. Prince Edward Island.
Responsibility: William B. Hamilton.
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An ideal and readable reference book with more than 2,000 entries, aided by five maps. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the curious way places get names as well as the cultural and  Read more...


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'This is a good book for anyone interested in the culture and general history of the [Atlantic] region.' -- Ben Benson St John's Evening Telegram 'More than a useful reference, it's also an Read more...

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Useful reference for researching Atlantic Canada placenames

by NovaBrunswick (WorldCat user published 2016-01-03) Very Good Permalink

A very useful reference guide to those who are researching the place names of Atlantic Canada, whether for their own projects or for genealogy.

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