[ noo-nuh-voot, noo-nuh-voot ]
/ ˌnu nəˈvut, ˈnu nəˌvut /
a territory in N Canada, formed in 1999 from part of the Northwest Territories, extending E from the Northwest Territories to Hudson Bay and including most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. 808,181 sq. mi. (2,093, 190 sq. km) Capital: Iqaluit.
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Example sentences from the Web for nunavut
The royal couple are currently in Ottawa, and tomorrow will set out for Nunavut, in Iqaluit, which sounds very far north indeed.
The area covered by the map is in southern Nunavut, in the region now written Kivalliq.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
British Dictionary definitions for nunavut
/ (ˈnuːnəˌvuːt) /
a territory of NW Canada, formed in 1999 from part of the Northwest Territories as a semi-autonomous region for the Inuit; includes Baffin Island and Ellesmere Island. Capital: Iqaluit. Pop: 29 644 (2004 est). Area: 2 093 190 sq km (808 185 sq miles)
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