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Ungava

[uhng-gey-vuh, -gah-] /ʌŋˈgeɪ və, -ˈgɑ-/
noun
1.
a region in NE Canada, comprising the larger part of the peninsula of Labrador: incorporated into Quebec province 1912.
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  • The Ungava Indians never go to the open bay in their canoes.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • The intonation of the Ungava Eskimos, particularly the women, is like a plaint.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • The komatiks in the Ungava district vary from ten to eighteen feet in length.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • In winter it is practically impossible to buy a dog in Ungava.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • "Now I'm thinkin' Ungava Bob might go," he at length suggested.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
  • How old a man is this Ungava Bob, and is that his real name, or is 'Ungava' a title?

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
  • Some of the tea which Ungava Bob had given the Indians still remained.

    The Gaunt Gray Wolf Dillon Wallace
  • The hinterland of the Province of Ungava is also a Canadian possession.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • This river is called the Caniapuscaw, and discharges itself into Ungava Bay.

    Ungava R.M. Ballantyne
  • This dome was a subject of continual astonishment to every one at Ungava.

    Ungava R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Ungava

Ungava

/ʊŋˈɡeɪvə; -ˈɡɑː-/
noun
1.
a sparsely inhabited region of NE Canada, in N Quebec east of Hudson Bay, part of the Labrador peninsula: rich mineral resources. Area: 911 110 sq km (351 780 sq miles)
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