- province of SC Canada: 250,946 sq mi (649,947 sq km); pop. 1,114,000; cap. Winnipeg: abbrev. MB or Man
- lake in S Manitoba: 1,817 sq mi (4,706 sq km)
Origin of ManitobaCree manitoowapaaw, the narrows (of Lake Manitoba), literally , god narrows
Abbr. MB or Man.
A province of south-central Canada. Originally part of a 1670 grant to the Hudson's Bay Company, it was admitted as a province in 1870, shortly after Canadian Confederation. An influx of settlers over the following decades led to an extension of its boundaries in 1881. Winnipeg is the capital.