Published On: June 30, 2023Categories: Language, Online Activities

Original Place Names of Canada

Check out this throwback from the Dwadwęnaga:da:t Language Centre!

This is an awesome resource to highlight the original names of many places in Canada that have names derived from our Onkwehón:we languages and to see their original meanings.

The Language Centre wanted to offer this as a downloadable resource for you all! Share this out and comment below the original place names you know and what their meanings are. Help us build a list of original names of Canada.

Original Place Names of Canada

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