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Exonyms in Canada

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Exonyms in Canada

Explanation of the terms endonym and exonym here External. Return to exonyms summary page here

For technical reasons, all alternative place name versions in the lists below have been labelled as "exonyms", even though it may be a local-language alternative form.

Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External

Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Canada: Endonyms External and exonyms External in Icelandic:

Postal code LocalIcelandic For more information about this place:
M Toronto → Torontó Toronto - Wikipedia External

In the Northwest Territories and Northern Québec, a number of places have both English/French names and an Inuktitut name. In some cases, the official name has reverted to the Inuktitut name, and this trend is set to accelerate after the creation of Nunavut on 1st April 1999. In the table below, where the Inuktitut name is the official one, it has been marked with an asterisk (*):

Canada: Endonyms External and exonyms External in Inuktitut:

Postal code LocalInuktitut   For more information about this place:
X0A 0A0 Arctic Bay → Tununirusiq or ᐃᒃᐱᐊᕐᔪᒃ   Arctic Bay - Wikipedia External
J0M 1A0 Bellin or Payne → Kingirsuk or ᑲᖏᕐᓱᖅ * Kangirsuk - Wikipedia External
X0B 0C0 Cambridge Bay → Ikaluktutiaq or ᐃᖃᓗᒃᑑᑦᑎᐊᖅ * Cambridge Bay - Wikipedia External
X0A 0C0 Cape Dorset → Kinngait or ᑭᙵᐃᑦ   Cape Dorset - Wikipedia External
  Chesterfield Inlet → Igluligaarjuk * Chesterfield Inlet - Wikipedia External
X0B 0E0 Coppermine → Kugluktuk or ᖁᕐᓗᖅᑐᖅ * Kugluktuk - Wikipedia External
X0C 0C0 Coral Harbour → Salliq or ᓴᓪᓕᖅ/ᓴᓪᓖᑦ * Coral Harbour - Wikipedia External
X0C 0E0 Eskimo Point → Arviat or ᐊᕐᕕᐊᑦ * Arviat - Wikipedia External
J0M 1C0 Fort-Chimo → Kuujjuaq or ᑰᔾᔪᐊᖅ * Kuujjuaq - Wikipedia External
X0A 0H0, X0A 1H0 Frobisher Bay → Iqaluit or ᐃᖃᓗᐃᑦ * Iqaluit - Wikipedia External
J0M 1NO George River → Kangiqsualujjuaq or ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓗᔾᔪᐊᖅ * Kangiqsualujjuaq - Wikipedia External
X0B 1J0 Gjoa Haven → Oqsuqtooq or ᐅᖅᓱᖅᑑᖅ   Gjoa Haven - Wikipedia External
X0A 0K0 Hall Beach → Sanirajak or ᓴᓂᕋᔭᒃ * Hall Beach - Wikipedia External
X0A 0L0 Igloolik → Iglulik or ᐃᒡᓗᓕᒃ   Igloolik - Wikipedia External
J0M 1M0 Inoucdjouac → Inukjuak or ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᒃ * Inukjuak - Wikipedia External
J0M 1J0 Koartak or Koartac → Quaqtaq or ᖁᐊᖅᑕᖅ * Quaqtaq - Wikipedia External
X0A 0N0 Lake Harbour → Kimmirut or ᑭᒻᒥᕈᑦ * Kimmirut - Wikipedia External
  Loks Land → Takuligjuaq   Loks Land Island - Wikipedia External
J0M 1K0 Maricourt or Wakeham → Kangiqsujuaq or ᑲᖏᖅᓱᔪᐊᖅ * Kangiqsujuaq - Wikipedia External
J0M 1H0 Notre-Dame-d’Ivugivic → Ivujuvik or ᐃᕗᔨᕕᒃ * Ivujivik - Wikipedia External
J0M 1J0 Notre-Dame-de-Koartac → Quaqtaq or ᖁᐊᖅᑕᖅ * Quaqtaq - Wikipedia External
  Pelly Bay → Aqvilikjuaq   Pelly Bay - Wikipedia External
X0E 1C0 Port Brabant → Tuktoyaktuk * Tuktoyaktuk - Wikipedia External
  Port Burwell → Killiniq * Port Burwell Nunavut - Wikipedia External
J0M 1M0 Port Harrison → Inukjuak or ᐃᓄᒃᔪᐊᒃ * Inukjuak - Wikipedia External
J0M 1N0 Port-Nouveau-Québec → Kangiqsualujjuaq or ᑲᖏᖅᓱᐊᓗᔾᔪᐊᖅ * Kangiqsualujjuaq - Wikipedia External
J0M 1G0 Poste-de-la-Baleine → Kuujjuaraapik or ᑰᔾᔪᐊᕌᐱᒃ * Kuujjuarapik - Wikipedia External
X0A 0V0 Resolute → Qausuittuq or ᖃᐅᓱᐃᑦᑐᖅ * Resolute Nunavut - Wikipedia External
J0M 1S0 Saglouc or Sugluk → Salluit or ᓴᓪᓗᐃᑦ * Salluit - Wikipedia External
X0B 1B0 Spence Bay → Taloyoak or Taluqjuak or Taluqjuaq or ᑕᓗᕐᔪᐊᖅ * Taloyoak - Wikipedia External

Canada: Endonyms External and exonyms External in Irish:

Postal code LocalIrish For more information about this place:
V5K-V6Z Vancouver → Vancúbhair Vancouver - Wikipedia External

Canada: Endonyms External and exonyms External in Vietnamese:


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