Miramichi

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The name "Miramichi" was first applied to a region in northeastern New Brunswick, Canada, and has since been applied to other places in Canada and the United States. Although other interpretations have been suggested, it is believed that "Miramichi" was derived from the Montagnais words "Maissimeu Assi" (meaning Mi'kmaq Land), and was perhaps introduced for use in European languages by Jacques Cartier in 1535.[1]

Miramichi is used in the names of many places, including:

Geographic features[edit]

Canada[2][edit]

New Brunswick
Nova Scotia
Ontario
  • Miramichi Bay, a bay in Bruce County, Ontario
  • Miramichi Island, an island in Muskoka District, Ontario
  • Miramichi Island, an island in Parry Sound District, Ontario
  • Muskrat River, Ontario (near Pembroke) - formerly known as Miramichi River
Yukon
  • Miramichi Glacier

United States[3][edit]

Settlements[edit]

Canada[2][edit]

New Brunswick
New Brunswick electoral districts
Nova Scotia
Ontario

United States[3][edit]

Dialects[edit]

Vessels[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rayburn, A. (1975) Geographical Names of New Brunswick. Toponymy Study 2. Surveys and Mapping Branch, Energy Mines and Resources Canada, Ottawa
  2. ^ a b Querying Geographical Names of Canada, http://geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/search/search_e.php
  3. ^ a b U.S. Board on Geographic Names, http://geonames.usgs.gov/