Comox is a name from the Li'kwala dialect of Kwak'wala language, meaning "abundance", "plenty" and "riches", spoken by the Southern Kwakiutl bands of Campbell River, British Columbia and environs, who use it as a metonym to the Salish people living in the area of the present-day town of the same name. It occurs in the name of several places, as well as the name of an aboriginal people, their language, and a town in the same area.
As a term, its primary topic is the town of Comox, British Columbia. Other uses include:
- Comox, British Columbia, a town on Vancouver Island on the Comox Peninsula
- Comox Valley - the environs of Comox and neighbouring Courtenay and Cumberland
- Comox Lake, a lake in the Comox Valley
- Comox Glacier, a glacier near Comox Lake
- CFB Comox, a Canadian Forces base near the town
- Comox people
- the Comox language, a Coast Salish language of the areas of Vancouver Island and the mainland of British Columbia flanking the northern part of the Strait of Georgia.
Comox is also part of the name of several British Columbian provincial and Canadian federal electoral districts:
- Comox, a provincial electoral district 1871-1986
- Comox Valley, a provincial electoral district since 1991
- Comox—Atlin, a federal electoral district 1903-1914
- Comox—Alberni, a federal electoral district 1914-1976, 1987-1996
- Comox—Powell River, a federal electoral district 1976-1987
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